One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for clients in Marcellus struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. With low amounts however, the client doesn't experience being high but also does not have severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are a few more options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to administer the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is approximately $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which is only be given in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars a month for the generic of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. Someone consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Marcellus, MI