One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for people in Summerfield battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to administer specific meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. With low doses the individual doesn't experience being high and also does not experience acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this purpose, but there are alternative options to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be given in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience high feelings 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 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Summerfield, TX