One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for individuals in Waka battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to administer specific medications to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioids themselves and are habit forming. With low doses however, the individual doesn't experience being high and also doesn't experience severe cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to administer the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which can only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 monthly for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this formulation, AKA 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 used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Waka, TX