One of the outpatient treatment options for clients in Lathrup Village battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioids themselves and are addictive. In low amounts however, the user doesn't experience being high but also does not experience intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that can only be administered in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. An individual taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and is priced around $450 a month. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Lathrup Village, MI