One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for people in Shavano Park who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to give specific medications to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. In low enough amounts the user does not experience being high but also doesn't experience intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this purpose, but there are other options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is approximately under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be administered in structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300.00 a month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Shavano Park, TX