One of the outpatient rehabilitation options for people in Wakefield struggling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Some facilities and doctors are certified to dispense certain meds to opioid dependent individuals, many that are opioids also and are addictive. With low doses the user doesn't experience being high but also does not have acute cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this reason, but there are a few more options currently to select from.
Methadone is an opioid and can be taken at an outpatient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The price of the drug is about under $200 per month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about just under $300 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains naloxone, that is a med that reverses the effects of opiates. A person consuming this version of the drug, AKA Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs around $450 monthly. Naltrexone is an additional medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned here it's an opiate blocker and isn't an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, which is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents someone from experience being 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 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Wakefield, MI