One of the outpatient rehab options for clients in Benton Harbor who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to dispense specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. In low amounts however, the client does not feel high but also doesn't experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be given in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med which blocks the effects of opiates. An individual taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and costs around $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 1 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service in Benton Harbor, MI