One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Burr Oak battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to give certain medications to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. In low enough amounts the individual does not experience high feelings but also does not experience acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to administer the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is around $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a med which blocks the effects of opioids. Someone taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not 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 an individual from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Burr Oak, MI