Dose of Reality: Opioids Treatment and Recovery

Opioid use disorder can be a struggle when you feel you are alone. However, there are treatment programs and recovery supports available that can make health and wellness possible for you. We are lowering barriers to these services, creating inclusive spaces, and broadening our understanding of what health and wellness means for people with different experiences. Learn more about these treatment programs and recovery supports and connect with a provider to discuss which options may work for you.

 

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Many options to help you live your best life

There are as many paths to health and wellness as there are people experiencing an opioid use disorder. Some people find success quitting opioids on their own with no supports from others. For most people, the path includes a combination of clinical supports and peer supports. Regardless of the path, it is important to know that the journey to sustained recovery is often full of ups and downs. Still, sustained recovery is within reach for everyone.

Clinical supports

Clinical supports are offered by licensed professionals.

  • Outpatient counseling. This option helps people understand their opioid use disorder and their reasons for using opioids. This form of treatment can be done at a clinic or office or by telehealth.
  • Inpatient or residential treatment. This option provides a supportive environment to help people recover without distractions or temptations. 

Clinicians may prescribe medications to help with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. 

Peer supports

Peer supports are offered by people in recovery from opioid use disorder.

Hope starts here

The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is a statewide resource for finding treatment services and recovery supports. It is a free service that is available 24/7. Call 211 or 833-944-4673. 

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline - Call 211

 

 

Medication-assisted recovery

Treatment that combines medicine with counseling or other therapy is called medication-assisted recovery. The medications work to reduce cravings and most help with withdrawal symptoms. The counseling or therapy helps people change their attitudes and behaviors related to opioid use, prevents a recurrence of opioid use, and keeps people in recovery longer.  

The medications for opioid use disorder approved by the Food and Drug Administration include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. 

  • Methadone. Methadone is available as a daily liquid. Patients take it at a certified opioid treatment program until they are cleared for at-home doses. 
  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®, Zubsolv®, Sublocade®): Buprenorphine is available as a dissolving tablet, cheek film, or six-month implant under the skin. Qualified health care professionals prescribe the at-home doses (tablet or film) or administer the implant in an office setting.
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol®): Naltrexone is available as a monthly injection. Any health care professional who can legally prescribe medication can provide it. 

Take the first step

The first step in medication-assisted recovery is talking with your health care provider or one of the providers listed below to learn which approach is best for you. If you are unable to pay for medication-assisted recovery services, contact your county or tribal health and human services department.  

Buprenorphine providers

More than 700 Wisconsin health care professionals have integrated medication-assisted recovery using buprenorphine into their practice. Find a practitioner near you qualified to prescribe buprenorphine.

Opioid treatment programs 

Opioid treatment programs provide all forms of medication-assisted recovery. 

Map

Directory

Appleton
Appleton Comprehensive Treatment Center
3301 N. Ballard Rd., Suite B
Appleton, WI 54911
920-733-4443

Beloit
Beloit Comprehensive Treatment Center
2240 Prairie Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511
608-361-7200

Eau Claire
Eau Claire Comprehensive Treatment Center
3440 Oakwood Hills Pkwy.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
715-802-2260

Fond du Lac
Community Medical Services
23 W. Scott St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-926-0101

Kenosha
Addiction Services and Pharmacotherapy (ASAP)
3825 39th Ave., Suite 120 
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-946-5752

Green Bay 
Green Bay Comprehensive Treatment Center
2357 W. Mason St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
920-337-6740

Janesville
Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin
1312 Barberry Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545
608-758-1944

La Crosse
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
1900 South Ave
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-775-2287

Madison
Addiction Services and Pharmacotherapy (ASAP)
210 E. Olin Ave.
Madison, WI 53713
608-807-1428

Madison
Psychological Addiction Services
3113 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
608-416-5777

Madison
Madison East Comprehensive Treatment Center
5109 World Dairy Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
608-242-0220

Madison
Madison West Comprehensive Treatment Center
151 E. Badger Rd., Suite A
Madison, WI 53713
608-250-2512

Milwaukee
10th Street Comprehensive Treatment Center
4800 S. 10th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-744-5370

Milwaukee
River's Shore Comprehensive Treatment Center
3707 N. Richards St. 
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414-967-7012

Onalaska
Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin
9532 East 16 Frontage Rd.
Onalaska, WI 54650
608-783-0506

Oshkosh
Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin
505 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI 54904
920-232-2332

Racine
Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center
5735 Durand Ave., Suite A
Racine, WI 53406
262-598-1392

Sheboygan
Sheboygan Comprehensive Treatment Center
2842 S. Business Dr.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
920-458-6527

South Milwaukee
Community Medical Services
1333 College Ave., Suite M1
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
414-775-2500

Waukesha
Waukesha Comprehensive Treatment Center
2422 N. Grandview Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-549-6600

Wausau
Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center
210 Washington St.
Wausau, WI 54403
715-845-3637

West Allis
Community Medical Services
2814 S. 108th St.
West Allis, WI 53227
414-885-3525

West Allis 
Addiction Services and Pharmacotherapy (ASAP)
11390 W. Theodore Trecker Way
West Allis, WI 53214
414-928-1401

West Milwaukee
West Milwaukee Comprehensive Treatment Center
1610 Miller Park Way
West Milwaukee, WI 53214
414-672-3801
 

Regional opioid treatment centers

Regional opioid treatment centers provide medication-assisted recovery using buprenorphine or naltrexone. We provided grants to these regional opioid treatment centers to ensure their services are accessible to all state residents.

Family Health La Clinica
920-787-5514

  • Counties: Adams, Juneau, and Marquette
  • Tribes: None

NorthLakes Community Clinic
715-682-5207

  • Counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Florence, Iron, Langlade, Oconto, Polk, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn
  • Tribes: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Ladysmith Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center
715-532-2373

  • Counties: Price, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn
  • Tribes: Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Hope Consortium
844-305-4673

  • Counties: Clark, Forest, Jackson, Oneida, Portage, Price, Vilas, and Wood
  • Tribes: Forest County Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk Nation, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Sokaogon Chippewa Community

Opioid Treatment Center (PDF)
920-386-4329

  • Counties: Dodge and Fond du Lac
  • Tribes: None

Lake Superior Community Health Center
715-395-5380

  • County: Douglas
  • Tribes: None

Northeast Wisconsin Heroin Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE) Consortium-HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and Libertas Treatment Center
715-735-0095

  • Counties: Florence, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano
  • Tribe: Menominee Tribal Nation


Recovery through work: Individual Placement and Support

One of our goals is to help people in recovery attain economic opportunity and mobility that not only improves their well-being but also benefits our state as a whole. Many counties are using the Individual Placement and Support model of supported employment to expand employment opportunities for people in recovery and foster the development of recovery-ready workplace policies and cultures.

IPS (Individual Placement and Support) logo: Wisconsin let's get to work!

 


 

Not ready for treatment and recovery?

Until you (or someone you love) is ready to get help, it is important to know that there are things you can do to keep yourself safe. Following a few tips for safer use can help you and the people you care about stay alive and well.

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Last Revised: April 20, 2022