One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for people in Lathrup Village struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to give specific meds to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioid-based also and are addictive. With low amounts however, the individual does not experience being high and also does not have acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is around one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can 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 approximately just under $300 per month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. A person taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs around $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Lathrup Village, MI