One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for people in Riverside battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense specific medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids also and are addictive. With low amounts the client doesn't feel high but also does not have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this purpose, but there are other choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to administer the med, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about $300.00 /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this formulation, AKA 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 a month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Riverside, TX