One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for individuals in Mayville who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to administer specific meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. In low amounts however, the individual does not experience high feelings but also doesn't have severe cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the med, which is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be administered in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 a month for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug which blocks 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 every day, and costs around $450 a month. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it is an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Mayville, MI