One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for individuals in Trout Creek who are struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to give certain medications to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioids also and are habit forming. With low amounts however, the client does not experience being high but also does not experience acute cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first drug administered for this sole purpose, but there are a few more options to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the med, that is taken on a daily basis as a pill or liquid. The cost of the med is about $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But different from Methadone that is only be dispensed in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is around $300 per month for the generic of the medication. There is also a version of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, that is a drug which blocks the effects of opiates. A person taking this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken daily, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication used in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opiate. There is an option to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents a person from feeling high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 per month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Trout Creek, MI