One of the outpatient treatment options for clients in Argyle struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to dispense certain medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. In low enough amounts the user doesn't experience being high and also doesn't experience severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which can only be administered in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 a month for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opioids. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and is priced approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opiate 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, the drug prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Argyle, MI