Madison Methadone Treatment

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This city has several area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Madison Methadone Clinics
Quality Addiction Management (QAM) 902 Ann Street
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 250-2512
Madison Health Services
A CRC Hlth Group Facility/Suboxone Trt
3113 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 242-0220

 

Madison Buprenorphine Providers
Sheila Kaye Thakor, M.D. Mental Health Center of Dane County
625 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 280-2510
Dean D. Krahn, M.D. WM.S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital
2500 Overlook Terrace
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 280-7015
Randall J. Kieser, M.D. Madison Health Services
3113 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53704-4330
(608) 242-0220
Brett Daniel Rusch, M.D. 2500 Overlook Terrace
Mental Health 2B
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 280-7104
Naheed Akhtar, M.D. Madison VA Hospital
2500 Overlook Terrace
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 280-7104
David Michael Israelstam, M.D. 330 South Whitney Way
Suite 104
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 236-0450
David A. Bryce, M.D. Advanced Pain Management
34 Schroeder Court, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 288-7246
Michael Thomas Witkovsky, M.D. Connections Counseling
1334 Applegate Road
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 221-1500
Randall Brown, M.D. 701 South Dane Street
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 263-3111
Michael Michel Miller, M.D. 202 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 267-5339
Matthew A. Felgus, M.D. 740 Regent Street, Suite 204
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 255-0669×2
Ian R. Powell, M.D. New Start
1015 Gammon Lane
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 271-4144
Brian E. Lochen, M.D. 300 Femrite Drive
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 222-7311
Erin M. Curtis, M.D. Meriter Hospital / Newstart
1015 Gammon Lane
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 417-8144
R. Christopher Moore, M.D. 6001 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 263-6100
Ronald J Diamond, M.D. 6001 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 263-6098
Beth Walters, M.D. 6515 Watts Road
Suite 206
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 238-5826
Joseph Nathan Blustein, M.D. Supreme Centre
5555 Odana Road, Suite 208
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 257-1866
Gateway Recovery 25 Kessel Court
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 278-8200
Connections Counseling 1334 Applegate Road
Suite 101
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 221-1500×11
New Start Program Meriter Hospital
Addiction Med Consult and Eval Service
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 271-4144
Meriter New Start
Inpatient
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 267-6000×5339
New Start Program Meriter Hospital
New Start Outpatient Services
1015 Gammon Lane
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 271-4144
Lutheran Social Services
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Inc
5 Odana Court
2nd Floor
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 277-0610×605


Acadia Healthcare Opioid Treatment Programs

Acadia HealthcareAcadia is a large U.S. based company that provides a broad range of behavioral healthcare services that target mental health and substance abuse problems in children, teenagers, and adults.

Their inpatient facilities provide approximately 9200 beds in 37 states including the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company’s outpatient addiction services specialize in opioid addiction and medication-assisted treatment for those suffering with heroin and other opioid dependencies. Each Acadia clinic utilizes methadone and suboxone in their overall treatment.

Acadia recently acquired CRC Health Group and in so doing raised their total number of opioid treatment programs to about 90 – currently making them the single largest provider in the United States.

Acadia just added 10 more clinics to Methadone.US and site visitors can find more information about Acadia’s Opioid Treatment Programs by visiting these recently added cities on the Methadone.US website:

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Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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1-800 Counselor Phone Support

800-counselorPalm Partners is a drug rehabilitation and recovery program located in Delray Beach, Florida. The organization provides a 24 hour hotline for individuals interested in learning about addiction treatment options.

Their website also provides an online chat alternative for speaking with an addiction counselor. Individuals facing addiction often alternate between being sick & tired of what they are going through and just giving in to the addiction as a result of being tired of the fight. Apprehension and feelings of fear have kept many addicted people from actively seeking help.

Speaking with supportive professionals (as well as others in recovery) can provide hope that people really can recover, and regain their quality of life.

From year to year, there has been a continual rise in the United States in the prevalence of addictive disorders. Over the past 5 years in particular, opioid addiction has moved into the forefront of both media coverage and general public awareness.

Some professionals contend that addiction treatment resources have shrunk over the last 15 years as a result of cuts in state funding and third party insurance coverage. What the next few years holds remains a question at this point in time. While there is interest in expanding addiction treatment services across the country, government funding is limited due to the growing national deficit and inability of government leaders to revitalize the economy through appropriate business incentives.

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Cassava Recovery App For Mobile Phones

cassava-appA new mobile phone app for recovering people was released last month by Elements Behavioral Health based out of Long Beach, California. The app is called Cassava and it provides a number of nifty features such as a daily reflection, a support group meetings finder based on your location, and a personal sobriety tracker that measures one’s number of days drug free.

In addition to days sober, the app allows users to record in a personal journal format their moods, daily nutrition, and even sleep patterns. An important part of growth in recovery is following new disciplines and remaining aware of self-care needs. The Cassava app can function as a useful toot for recovering people aiming to feed their recovery on a daily basis.

Another potentially helpful feature of the app is the inclusion of “recovery tips”. These function as reminders and suggestions for ways to cope with relapse risks. Addicted people, particularly in the early phase of recovery, are more vulnerable to sudden urges to use and often need a means of redirecting their thinking in order to sidestep a build-up of thoughts that feed the urge to use. Reading recovery literature has always been a potentially useful action step that helps to short circuit urges and cravings.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple website. While it is designed for Apple iPhone 5.0 and above, I was able to install the app on version 4.0 and it worked well.

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Stepping Onto The Path of Recovery

the-pathAn important consideration in examining the disease of addiction is the recognition that “recovery” is an incremental process. Many people facing their addiction will experience brief setbacks, and some will struggle for years before they are able to remain on the path of positive change.

As a counselor, I have listened to many recovering individuals talk about their resistance to change. Addiction is a persistent disease of disruptive thinking and behavior highly subject to repetition. Addicts will repeat the same bad “choices” as a result of many factors. Scientific research has shown that habitual patterns of behavior are neurochemically driven deep within the brain. These patterns can be reinforced by one’s social connections, immediate environment, and underlying belief system.

With severe levels of addiction sustained over years, it can become difficult for people to shift their lifestyle, thinking, and decision-making toward a healthy, recovery-oriented mindset. In 12 Step recovery, there is the popular expression called “hitting bottom”. This expression is typically used to describe a specific time in which a person has lost so much, or suffered such a painful crisis, that their readiness for change finally emerges. This window of opportunity is often times short-lived. Hitting bottom will compel some people to finally take the right action – to seek help – to admit they have a problem. If this happens, then a decision to step onto the path of recovery may actually occur.

Active addition is often characterized by a short range view in which consequences are not thoroughly considered. Focusing on consequences interferes with the compulsive desire to use. And even then, a recognition of consequences to oneself and family is often not enough to change the decision to get high. With opiate addiction, the decision to use is overwhelmingly controlled by opiate withdrawal sickness. This never-ending physical sickness takes people away from recovery and keeps them trapped in a desperate existence centered around doing whatever is necessary to avoid being “dope sick”.

Fortunately, this dilemma can be addressed through medication-assisted treatments (methadone, suboxone, naltrexone). These do not replace the need for a recovery program, but they become an important part of one’s overall personal recovery program. Staying on the path of recovery is the next critical phase after stepping onto the path. Medication-assisted treatment greatly aids recovering addicts in staying on the proper path. Science has proven that those with the greatest chance of long-term, successful sobriety are those that remain in treatment and recovery. Said differently, a person’s chance of recovery success is statistically improved the longer they remain in treatment.

When a person no longer has to face the crippling weight of daily withdrawal sickness, they have a chance to re-approach their overall recovery and the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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