One of the out-patient rehab options for clients in Tomball who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many that are opioids also and are addictive. With low enough doses however, the individual does not experience high feelings but also doesn't have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is around under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be administered in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 /month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. 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 every day, and is priced about $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 1 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service in Tomball, TX