One of the out-patient rehab options for people in Rochester Hills who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are authorized to dispense specific medications to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioids themselves and are habit forming. In low doses however, the user doesn't feel high and also doesn't have severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are a few more choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an outpatient clinic certified to dispense the med, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is around one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be given in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 monthly for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs approximately $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Rochester Hills, MI