One of the out-patient rehab options for people in Decatur struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid dependent people, many that are opioid-based also and are habit forming. In low doses however, the user doesn't experience high feelings but also doesn't experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this reason, but there are alternative choices currently to choose 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 as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which is only be administered in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 monthly for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Decatur, MI