One of the out-patient rehabilitation options for clients in Topinabee struggling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Some clinics and doctors are certified to dispense certain medications to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioids also and are addiction. With low enough doses however, the user does not feel high and also doesn't experience intense cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug tried for this purpose, but there are a few more choices to choose from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the med, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The cost of the drug is around $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be given in highly well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 per month for the generic of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a med that blocks the effects of opioids. A person consuming this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents an individual from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Topinabee, MI