One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for individuals in Woodson battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to give specific medications to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioid-based also and are addiction. In low enough doses however, the client doesn't feel high and also does not have intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this purpose, but there are other options to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 per month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced about $450 per month. Naltrexone is an additional drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Woodson, TX