One of the out-patient treatment alternatives for clients in Wallace battling with opioid abuse and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to give specific medications to opioid addicted clients, many of which are opioid-based themselves and are addiction. In low amounts however, the client doesn't experience high feelings but also doesn't have intense cravings and isn't in opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med administered for this purpose, but there are other options currently to pick from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an out-patient clinic licensed to dispense the drug, which is taken daily in liquid or pill form. The price of the drug is about one hundred and fifty dolloars a month. Buprenorphine is also an opiate based drug, and is a pill often taken one day on, one day off. But unlike Methadone that can only be dispensed in well-regulated medical centers, Buprenorphine can be and is prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The price monthly of buprenorphine is about $300 /month for the generic version of the drug. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug that blocks the effects of opiates. Someone consuming this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to get high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It is also taken daily, and costs about $450 a month. Naltrexone is another drug taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned here it's an opioid blocker and is not an opiate. A person has the choice to take this drug as a monthly injection, and that is called Vivitrol. As an opioid blocker, it prevents a person from getting high from opioids, and therefore lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily injection costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 a month.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Wallace, MI