One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for individuals in Tow struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to administer certain medications to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioids themselves and are habit forming. With low enough amounts the client does not experience high feelings but also doesn't experience severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this purpose, but there are other options to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to administer the med, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that can only be given in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 monthly for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med which 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 too is taken on a daily basis, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Tow, TX