One of the out-patient rehab alternatives for individuals in North Street struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to administer specific medications to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addictive. With low doses the client does not experience high feelings but also does not have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this sole purpose, but there are alternative choices to select from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to administer the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The cost of the med is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone that can only be given in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300.00 monthly for the generic of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a med 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 daily, and is priced about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from feeling high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near North Street, MI