One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Alpha who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid dependent people, many that are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low enough amounts however, the user doesn't feel high but also doesn't have severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are other choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is around $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 monthly for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. A person consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Alpha, MI