One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for clients in Port Arthur struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to dispense certain meds to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. In low doses the individual does not experience being high and also does not have acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this reason, but there are a few more options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to administer the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that can only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around $300 /month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. A person consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 1 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service in Port Arthur, TX