One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for people in Sugar Land battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to dispense specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. With low doses the individual does not experience being high and also doesn't experience intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which is only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately three hundred dollars per month for the generic of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. Someone 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 too is taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Sugar Land, TX