One of the out-patient rehabilitation options for clients in Haslett who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense specific meds to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low enough amounts however, the individual doesn't feel high but also does not experience severe cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this sole purpose, but there are other options to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to administer the med, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is about $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that can only be dispensed in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 per month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this formulation, also known as 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 per month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Haslett, MI