One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for individuals in St. Charles struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed facilities and doctors are certified to administer specific meds to opioid dependent people, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low amounts the user doesn't experience being high and also doesn't have acute cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used 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 clinic certified to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. 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 which can only be administered in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 monthly for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med which reverses the effects of opiates. An individual consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from experience high feelings from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near St. Charles, MI