One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for clients in Henderson struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense certain meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. With low amounts the user doesn't experience high feelings and also doesn't have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this reason, but there are a few more choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to dispense the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 monthly for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a med that blocks the effects of opiates. An individual taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Henderson, MI