One of the outpatient treatment alternatives for individuals in Wakefield battling with opioid abuse and addiction is called opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are authorized to give specific meds to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioid-based also and are addiction. With low enough doses however, the user doesn't experience high feelings but also does not experience acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med tried for this reason, but there are alternative options to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center certified to dispense the med, that is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is about $150 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opioid-based med, and is in pill form often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is approximately $300.00 per month for the generic of the med. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. 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 is also taken daily, and is priced around $450 /month. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs aforementioned it's an opiate blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly shot, and that 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 in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Wakefield, MI