One of the out-patient treatment options for clients in Quanah struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to dispense certain medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids also and are addiction. In low amounts however, the user doesn't experience being high and also doesn't experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to 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 med is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be dispensed in structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 monthly for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opiates. A person 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 too is taken daily, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from experience being high 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 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Quanah, TX