One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Ewen battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to administer certain medications to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. In low amounts the individual does not feel high and also doesn't experience intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are a few more options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is around $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that can only be dispensed in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 per month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med that reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and is priced around $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option 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 therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Ewen, MI