One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for people in Jamestown struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid dependent clients, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. With low enough doses the individual doesn't feel high but also does not experience acute cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication tried for this purpose, but there are other choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be administered in structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 per month for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience being high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Jamestown, MI