One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Gowen who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioids also and are addiction. With low amounts however, the user does not experience high feelings and also does not have intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be given in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 a month for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opiates. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 a month. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Gowen, MI