One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for people 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 individuals, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. In low enough amounts however, the user does not experience being high but also doesn't experience intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this reason, but there are a few more choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. A person consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Burr Oak, MI