One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for people in Rye battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to administer specific meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. In low doses however, the user does not feel high and also does not experience severe cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this purpose, but there are a few more options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around $300.00 /month for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med which blocks the effects of opiates. Someone taking this formulation, 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 on a daily basis, and costs around $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which 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 in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Rye, TX