One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Port Arthur who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain medications to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. With low amounts however, the user does not experience being high and also does not experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are other choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is around one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that can only be administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around $300 per month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med that reverses the effects of opioids. Someone taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs about $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't 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 experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 1 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service in Port Arthur, TX