One of the outpatient rehab options for clients in Spurger battling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to dispense certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low doses the individual doesn't experience high feelings but also does not have intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 /month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a med that reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from getting 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 Facilities offering this service near Spurger, TX