One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for clients in Poolville who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioids themselves and are addictive. With low enough amounts however, the user does not feel high and also does not have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be administered in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 per month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and is priced approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Poolville, TX