One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for people in Riverside who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to give certain medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. In low amounts however, the individual doesn't experience being high but also doesn't experience severe cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is approximately under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 monthly for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med which blocks the effects of opioids. An individual 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 on a daily basis, and is priced approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Riverside, TX