One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for individuals in Comins who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to dispense specific meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low doses however, the individual doesn't experience high feelings and also doesn't have intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug used for this purpose, but there are other choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is about $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be dispensed in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 a month. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Comins, MI