One of the out-patient rehabilitation alternatives for individuals in Topinabee who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to administer certain medications to opioid addicted clients, many that are opioid-based also and are addictive. With low enough amounts the client does not feel high but also doesn't experience severe cravings and is not in 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 can be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to dispense the drug, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be administered in structured medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300.00 per month for the generic version of the medication. There is also a type of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, which is a drug which blocks the effects of opioids. An individual taking this formulation, AKA Suboxone, would find it harder to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken every day, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional drug used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from getting high from opioids, and in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Topinabee, MI