One of the outpatient rehab options for clients in Benzonia who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to give certain meds to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based also and are addictive. In low doses however, the individual does not experience being high but also doesn't have acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this reason, but there are alternative options to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be dispensed in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars a month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and is not 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 a person from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Benzonia, MI