One of the out-patient rehabilitation options for clients in Suttons Bay who are struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are authorized to dispense specific medications to opioid addicted people, many that are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. With low enough amounts the user does not feel high and also does not have intense cravings and is not in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this reason, but there are other options to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is about $150 a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But different from Methadone which can only be dispensed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is around three hundred dollars a month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug that reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken every day, and costs about $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option to take this medication as a monthly injection, and that 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 shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 /month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Suttons Bay, MI