One of the outpatient rehab options for individuals in Comins battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to give specific meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioids themselves and are addictive. With low enough amounts however, the client does not experience high feelings but also doesn't have intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately under $200 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 is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300 /month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opiates. A person taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and therefore 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 Treatment Programs offering this service near Comins, MI