One of the outpatient rehab alternatives for clients in Hanley Falls battling with opioid dependence and addiction is opioid maintenance therapy. Licensed clinics and doctors are certified to administer certain meds to opioid addicted people, many of which are opioids themselves and are addiction. With low enough doses the individual doesn't experience being high and also does not experience severe cravings and is not experiencing opioid withdrawal. Methadone is the first med used for this sole purpose, but there are alternative options to choose from.
Methadone is an opioid and is meant to be taken at an outpatient medical center licensed to administer the med, that is taken daily as a pill or liquid. The cost of the drug is approximately $150 monthly. Buprenorphine is also an opioid based drug, and is in pill form often taken every other day. But unlike Methadone that is only be given in well-regulated clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices. The cost monthly of buprenorphine is about three hundred dollars /month for the generic of the med. There is also a type of buprenorphine containing the drug naloxone, which is a drug which reverses the effects of opiates. Someone taking this formulation, also known as Suboxone, would find it more difficult to feel high from opioids if they relapsed while taking the drug. It too is taken on a daily basis, and costs approximately $450 /month. Naltrexone is another med taken in opioid maintenance therapy, but unlike the other medications mentioned it's an opioid blocker and isn't an opioid. There is an option 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 in turn lowers the risk associated with relapse. This daily shot costs in the range of $1000 to $1200 monthly.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Hanley Falls, MN