One of the outpatient treatment options for clients in Elberta struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to dispense certain medications to opioid addicted individuals, many that are opioids also and are addictive. In low doses the user does not experience high feelings and also does not have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the drug, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be given in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 per month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med that reverses the effects of opiates. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs about $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Elberta, MI