One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Taylor Landing battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. With low enough doses however, the user doesn't experience high feelings but also doesn't experience intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this purpose, but there are other choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately three hundred dollars a month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opiates. A person consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it is an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone 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 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Taylor Landing, TX