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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.

Get help now

  • 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.
  • The Shatterproof Treatment Atlas allows you to compare treatment facilities to see which provide high-quality care. This free service provides information on facility protocols, types of treatments offered, and insurance and alternate methods of payment accepted.

Medications for opioid use disorder

The medications for opioid use disorder approved by the Food and Drug Administration include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. The medications work to reduce cravings and most help with withdrawal symptoms.

  • 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. 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.

A treatment plan that includes medications for opioid use disorder also typically incudes counseling or therapy. 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 first step in being prescribed medications for opioid use disorder as part of a treatment plan is talking with your health care provider or one of the providers listed below to learn which medication is best for you. If you are unable to pay for medications for opioid use disorder, contact your tribal nation or county health and human services department.

More than 700 Wisconsin health care professionals prescribe buprenorphine as part of their practice. Find a practitioner near you prescribing buprenorphine.

Opioid treatment programs provide all of the medications for opioid use disorder.



Appleton Comprehensive Treatment Center
3301 N. Ballard Rd., Suite B
Appleton, WI 54911

Beloit Comprehensive Treatment Center
2240 Prairie Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511

Eau Claire
Eau Claire Comprehensive Treatment Center
3440 Oakwood Hills Pkwy.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Fond du Lac
Community Medical Services
23 W. Scott St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Kenosha Comprehensive Treatment Center
7991 Sheridan Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53143

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

Green Bay
Green Bay Comprehensive Treatment Center
2357 W. Mason St.
Green Bay, WI 54303

Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin
1312 Barberry Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

La Crosse
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

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

Community Medical Services
4801 E. Broadway
Madison, WI 53716

Psychological Addiction Services
3113 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

Madison East Comprehensive Treatment Center
5109 World Dairy Dr.
Madison, WI 53718

Madison West Comprehensive Treatment Center
151 E. Badger Rd., Suite A
Madison, WI 53713

10th Street Comprehensive Treatment Center
4800 S. 10th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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

Vin Baker Recovery
4757 N. 76th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53218

Community Medical Services
1611 Silvernail Rd.
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Psychological Addiction Services-Mobile Unit
111 E. Mullet St.
Portage, WI 53901

Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin
9532 East 16 Frontage Rd.
Onalaska, WI 54650

Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin
505 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI 54904

Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center
5735 Durand Ave., Suite A
Racine, WI 53406

Sheboygan Comprehensive Treatment Center
2842 S. Business Dr.
Sheboygan, WI 53081

South Milwaukee
Community Medical Services
1333 College Ave., Suite M1
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Waukesha Comprehensive Treatment Center
2422 N. Grandview Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53188

Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center
210 Washington St.
Wausau, WI 54403

West Allis
Community Medical Services
2814 S. 108th St.
West Allis, WI 53227

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

West Milwaukee
West Milwaukee Comprehensive Treatment Center
1610 Miller Park Way
West Milwaukee, WI 53214

Regional opioid treatment centers provide buprenorphine or naltrexone. We issued grants to these regional opioid treatment centers to ensure their services are accessible to all state residents.

Family Health La Clinica

  • Counties: Adams, Juneau, and Marquette
  • Tribal nations: None

NorthLakes Community Clinic

  • Counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Polk, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn
  • Tribal nations: 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

  • Counties: Barron, Polk, Rusk
  • Tribal nations: None

Hope Consortium

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

Lake Superior Community Health Center

  • County: Douglas
  • Tribal nations: None

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

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

Know your rights

Wisconsin's Client Rights Law ensures people receiving care and treatment for an opioid use disorder are treated with dignity and respect. Learn more about client rights in Wisconsin.

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. Learn more about Individual Placement and Support.

Resources for supporting your loved one in recovery

Resources for supporting your loved one in recovery

Family members and friends can take steps to support their loved one in their journey to recover from an opioid use disorder. Use our Resources for Supporting Your Loved One in Recovery, P-03594 (PDF) as a guide for this 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.

Tips for safer use


Last revised March 31, 2024