One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for individuals in St. Charles who are battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to dispense specific medications to opioid addicted individuals, many that are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low doses the client doesn't feel high 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 opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to administer the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is around under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which can only be given in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 /month for the generic version of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. A person consuming 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 on a daily basis, and is priced about $450 a month. Naltrexone is another drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications aforementioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience being high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near St. Charles, MI