One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for people in Spurger who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to give certain medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. In low amounts the client does not feel high but also does not experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this purpose, but there are alternative choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300 a month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opiates. An individual taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs about $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Spurger, TX