One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for individuals in Honor who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid addicted individuals, many of which are opioids also and are addiction. In low doses however, the user doesn't experience being high but also does not have acute cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are other choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be given in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 /month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med which reverses the effects of opioids. An individual consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Honor, MI