One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for clients in Blanchard battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to administer certain medications to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioids also and are addiction. With low enough doses the individual doesn't experience being high and also doesn't have acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this purpose, but there are other choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which can only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 per month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med which blocks the effects of opiates. An individual taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder 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 used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Blanchard, MI