One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Ewen who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are authorized to administer specific meds to opioid addicted people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. With low doses however, the user doesn't experience high feelings but also does not have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 /month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Ewen, MI