One of the out-patient treatment options for people in Quanah struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to administer specific medications to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low amounts the client doesn't feel high and also doesn't experience intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are a few more options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be administered in structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 per month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opiates. An individual consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs approximately $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Quanah, TX