One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for clients in Rochester Hills struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some centers and doctors are authorized to administer certain meds to opioid addicted people, many that are opioids also and are addictive. In low enough amounts however, the individual does not experience being high and also does not experience severe cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication administered for this purpose, but there are alternative choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and is meant to be taken at an out-patient medical center certified to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is around $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that is only be dispensed in highly structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is approximately just under $300 a month for the generic of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. A person taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it is an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Rochester Hills, MI