One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for people in Smithville who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to dispense specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioids themselves and are habit forming. With low enough amounts the user doesn't experience being high and also doesn't have acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this reason, but there are other choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form 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 about $300 monthly for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a med which blocks the effects of opioids. A person 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 about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, which 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 injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Smithville, TX