One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for individuals in Glennie struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to administer specific meds to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. In low amounts the client does not experience being high and also doesn't experience intense cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost 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 which reverses the effects of opiates. An individual taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Glennie, MI