One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for clients in Waka who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to give certain medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. With low enough amounts the client doesn't experience high feelings and also doesn't experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be given in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about just under $300 a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. A person consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from feeling 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 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Waka, TX