One of the out-patient rehab options for clients in Henderson battling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many that are opioids also and are habit forming. With low enough doses however, the user doesn't experience high feelings and also does not experience severe cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options currently to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the drug, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be dispensed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around just under $300 a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and costs approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Henderson, MI