One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for people in Shavano Park who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. With low enough amounts the client doesn't experience high feelings and also doesn't experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this sole purpose, but there are a few more options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300 a month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med which blocks the effects of opiates. A person taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person 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 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Shavano Park, TX