One of the out-patient rehab options for clients in Boon who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to give certain meds to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids themselves and are addictive. With low amounts the user doesn't experience high feelings but also does not experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this purpose, but there are a few more options to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is around one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately three hundred dollars a month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced about $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore 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 Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Boon, MI