One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Moran battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain medications to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. In low amounts the client does not feel high but also does not have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this sole purpose, but there are a few more choices currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the med, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that can only be administered in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 /month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med that reverses the effects of opioids. A person consuming this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs approximately $450 per month. Naltrexone is an additional drug 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 shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Moran, MI