One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for people in Fort Gratiot struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to administer specific meds to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. In low doses the individual doesn't experience high feelings and also does not experience acute cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this reason, but there are alternative choices to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300 monthly for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. A person taking 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 is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience being 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 Treatment Facilities offering this service near Fort Gratiot, MI