One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for people in Boon struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense specific medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. In low enough doses the user doesn't feel high but also doesn't have acute cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the drug, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is about $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be dispensed in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately three hundred dollars monthly for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a med that blocks the effects of opiates. 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 is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced around $450 a month. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person 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 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Boon, MI