One of the outpatient treatment options for clients in Wallace who are battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed centers and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid dependent clients, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. In low doses the client does not feel high and also doesn't experience severe cravings and isn't experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first medication used for this purpose, but there are a few more choices to pick from.
Methadone is an opiate and can be taken at an out-patient clinic certified to dispense the drug, which is taken on a daily basis in liquid or pill form. The price of the med is around $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based med, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone which is only be dispensed in highly well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The monthly cost of buprenorphine is about $300 a month for the generic of the drug. There is also a version of buprenorphine that contains the ingredient naloxone, that is a drug which reverses the effects of opioids. A person consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it harder to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken on a daily basis, and costs about $450 monthly. Naltrexone is another medication taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other drugs mentioned it's an opioid blocker and is not an opioid. A person has the choice to take this medication as a monthly shot, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, the drug prevents an individual from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs anywhere from $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Wallace, MI