One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for individuals in Argyle who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to administer specific medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. With low enough doses the client does not experience high feelings and also does not have acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this purpose, but there are other choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to dispense the drug, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is approximately under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 a month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this version of the drug, 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 costs about $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice 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 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Argyle, MI