One of the outpatient treatment options for individuals in Smithville struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain medications to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. In low doses however, the user doesn't experience being high but also does not have intense cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this purpose, but there are a few more choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to administer the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300 per month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which blocks the effects of opiates. A person 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 is also taken every day, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opioid 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 experience being 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 Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Smithville, TX