One of the outpatient rehabilitation alternatives for clients in Muir who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioid-based also and are addictive. With low doses the user does not experience being high but also does not experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this reason, but there are other choices currently to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the drug, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based drug, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be administered in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around just under $300 monthly for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med that blocks the effects of opiates. A person taking this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and is priced around $450 a month. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Muir, MI