One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for clients in Gowen who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to administer specific medications to opioid dependent individuals, many of which are opioids also and are addiction. In low enough amounts the individual does not experience high feelings and also doesn't experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this purpose, but there are other options to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars a month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. A person taking this version of the drug, AKA 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 /month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's 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, the drug prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and in turn 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 Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Gowen, MI