One of the out-patient rehab options for individuals in Blanchard battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are habit forming. In low doses the client does not feel high and also doesn't have intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the drug, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is around under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately three hundred dollars per month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opioids. A person consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder 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 another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Blanchard, MI