One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for people in Elberta who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to dispense certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low enough amounts however, the client doesn't feel high but also doesn't have acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this purpose, but there are a few more choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is around one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be dispensed in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. An individual taking this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is another medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Elberta, MI