One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for individuals in Wilson battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to give certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioids also and are habit forming. In low amounts however, the individual does not experience being high and also does not experience acute cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this reason, but there are alternative options to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to dispense the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is around one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be given in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person 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 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Wilson, TX