One of the out-patient rehabilitation options for clients in Muir battling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are authorized to give certain meds to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based also and are habit forming. In low doses however, the user does not experience high feelings and also doesn't have acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this sole purpose, but there are other options to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to administer the med, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is approximately $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be given in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 monthly for the generic version of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. An individual consuming this version of the drug, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Muir, MI