There are many paths to recovery from an addiction to opioids. For many individuals, professional treatment is necessary. This treatment may include medication.
What is medication-assisted treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications in combination with counseling and other behavioral therapies to provide treatment for substance use disorders. The medication used includes methadone, buprenorphine (Subutex®), buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone®), and naltrexone (Vivitrol®).
The medication works on the opioid receptors in the brain to stop the intense cravings and severe withdrawal symptoms that occur when a person stops using, without creating the sense of euphoria associated with the abuse of opiates. The purpose is to allow a person to feel normal so that they can fully participate in their treatment, recovery, and the rest of their life.
Research shows medication-assisted treatment is an effective way to manage substance abuse and help individuals return to productive lives.
Opioid Treatment Programs in Wisconsin
The following state and federally certified Opioid Treatment Programs provide evidence-based counseling, medication-assisted treatment, random urinalyses, communicable disease education, and mental health treatment as needed. State and federally certified Opioid Treatment Programs are the only organizations authorized to provide methadone maintenance treatment.
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Valley Health Services
3301 N. Ballard Road, St B
Appleton, WI 54911
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Beloit
2240 Prairie Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511
Eau Claire Metro Treatment Center
2000 N. Oxford Avenue, Building 2
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Fond du Lac
Premier Care of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac
23 West Scott Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Green Bay
2979 Allied Street, Unit C.
Green Bay, WI 54304
Gunderson Lutheran Health Systems
1836 South Ave
La Crosse WI 54601
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Madison Health Services
5109 World Dairy Expo Dr
Madison WI 53718
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Madison
151 E. Badger Rd, Ste A
Madison WI 53713
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-River Shores
3707 N. Richards St
Milwaukee WI 53212
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-10th Street
4800 S. 10th St
Milwaukee WI 53221
Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin
9532 East Frontage Rd; Ste 100
Onalaska, WI 54650
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Racine
5735 Durand Ave, Ste A
Racine, WI 53406
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Sheboygan
2842 S. Business Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Waukesha
2422 W. Grandview Blvd.
Waukesha WI 53188
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-Wausau
209-B W. Washington St.
Wausau WI 54403
Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers-West Milwaukee
1610 Miller Parkway
West Milwaukee WI 53214
HOPE Programs serve rural, underserved areas of Wisconsin
In 2014, Representative John Nygren authored a series of bills known as the HOPE (Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education) Agenda. Included in this package passed by the state legislature, and signed by Governor Walker, was funding for treatment programs to address opiate addiction in rural areas of Wisconsin. In 2015, as the result of a competitive bidding process, the Department of Health Services awarded grants to three organizations. When fully operational in the coming months, these programs will provide a variety of services based on the individual's needs, including detox, counseling, abstinence-based treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and residential treatment. These programs will not offer methadone maintenance treatment.
- HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital of Chippewa Falls through Libertas of Marinette in collaboration with Prevea Health (serving Florence, Marinette, and Menominee counties)
- Family Health Center of Marshfield/North Central Region Opioid Consortium (serving Forest, Iron, Oneida, Price, and Vilas counties)
- Northlakes Community Clinic of Ashland (serving Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Sawyer, and Washburn counties)