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Yes, the medication is highly monitored by our medical staff to ensure that you receive a safe dosage. When used under medical supervision as a part of a treatment program, methadone and buprenorphine can safely be taken without any damaging side effects. In addition, at the correct dose, there is no impairment to mental function or your ability to perform daily activities.

The duration of our treatment assisted by the medication program varies for each patient. Some patients discharge more quickly, while others find success with longer-term treatment. Research has shown that patients who stay for a year or more experience greater success in long-term recovery than those who stay in treatment for less than a year. If you choose to leave treatment, our staff will develop a discharge plan to help you succeed outside the clinic.

AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska accepts cash, money orders, and credit cards.

Opioid treatment services (methadone maintenance) costs $18.00 per day. Buprenorphine products and Vivitrol cost varies by dose.

Yes, we do take insurance. Please call to schedule.

The primary goal of opioid treatment services is to relieve the individual of withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible and medically safe.

Substance use disorder treatment does work. AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska utilizes evidence-based interventions that have been proven over time in controlled scientific studies.

AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska is Licensed by the State of Wisconsin, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and the DEA. AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska also is accredited by CARF.

Patients must come in for treatment every day at the beginning of their program to become stabilized on a medication dose and decrease the risk of relapse. Take-home medication may be earned as the patient follows the policies and procedures of the program and meets other regulatory criteria such as time in treatment and favorable drug screens.

No, AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program. We treat all substance use disorders.

If you have become addicted to pain medication, AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan in conjunction with your current treating physician. We have a number of program tracks that can help you regain control of your life. Available tracks are; medically supervised withdrawal, maintenance, abstinence maintenance, and abstinence-based outpatient treatment. We will work with you to determine the best treatment for you based on your history and current situation.

Counseling is required while receiving treatment at AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska. It is both an integral part of any comprehensive treatment plan and a state regulatory requirement for those seeking medication-assisted treatment.AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska firmly believes that counseling is an essential aspect of recovery, and our professional counseling staff works to help patients overcome the underlying causes of addiction while learning new tools and coping mechanisms necessary for long-term recovery. Counseling is individualized based on patient needs and various state regulations/requirements.

All of our clinics are accredited by CARF, ensuring you will receive quality treatment in a safe facility. Patient privacy is regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPAA. AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska adheres to all HIPAA regulations. Substance abuse disorder treatment records are also governed by 42 CFR Part 2.

Methadone and buprenorphine are known to interact with some medications, so you should always speak with your doctor or counselor about any medications you are currently taking.

AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska provides coordinated care for expectant mothers, working with your obstetrician or other care providers to ensure your health and the health of your baby is considered in your treatment plan. Methadone and buprenorphine have been proven to be safe for you and your baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Careful monitoring of the dosage is important during pregnancy, and your newborn should be watched closely in the few days following their birth. Contact AMS of Wisconsin, LLC- Onalaska for more information.

When beginning treatment, the immediate priority is addressing the withdrawals and cravings that often cause relapse. As you stabilize on your medication, you can look to begin improving your overall health and well-being. This is when you can begin focusing on nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Healthy foods and plenty of water are the building blocks of the recovery process the body is going through. Exercise is one way to encourage the natural production and release of hormones which help improve mood and concentration, while sleep offers the body the time it needs to revive and repair the damage caused by drug and alcohol use.

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before that, for whatever reason, aren’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify those strengths and how to implement them again in what is happening now.

The difference is between someone who can do something and someone with the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better, you could start avoiding that person, so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.

Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say on a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them, and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication are crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.

If you are concerned about your relationship and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual to couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.

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