One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for people in Loretto who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to administer specific meds to opioid addicted individuals, many that are opioids also and are addictive. In low amounts the individual doesn't experience high feelings but also doesn't experience severe cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this purpose, but there are a few more options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that is only be administered in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 per month for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Loretto, MI