One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Marcellus who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low amounts the user does not feel high but also doesn't experience acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this reason, but there are other options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to administer the drug, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is approximately under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be given in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. An individual consuming 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 on a daily basis, and costs around $450 per month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it is an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Marcellus, MI