One of the out-patient treatment options for individuals in Alpha struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to administer specific medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioid-based also and are addictive. In low enough doses however, the individual does not experience high feelings and also doesn't have intense cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this purpose, but there are other choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to administer the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that can only be given in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 a month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. Someone taking 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 on a daily basis, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Alpha, MI