One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Glennie who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. With low doses the client does not feel high and also doesn't have intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the med is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone which is only be dispensed in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars per month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Glennie, MI