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Our Services

23.5 million Americans have a substance abuse problem. Eighty-four percent do not have access to the addiction treatment they need. And of the 16% that seek treatment, 87% receive those services on an outpatient basis. AMS of Wisconsin, LLC Onalaska is committed to closing this treatment gap. We strive to increase access to quality outpatient addiction and related behavioral health treatment during the day and evening hours. To meet this goal, we offer the following programs and services.

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  • Information on treatment plans
  • Financial assistance options

Medication Assisted Treatment

The choice of medication is based on a mutual decision between the patient and the physician. At AMS of Wisconsin, LLC Onalaska, we prescribe methadone or buprenorphine, either in the form of film or tablet.

Program management

Medically Managed Detoxification

Individuals early in their addiction who desire to be safely detoxed from addictive substances can do so comfortably under the supervision of trained medical personnel while receiving supportive counseling focused on “staying clean.”


Addiction is a chronic disease process that can, and often does, cause permanent alterations of brain chemistry, requiring maintenance medications that AMS of Wisconsin, LLC Onalaska provides in addition to cognitive, behavioral, and motivational enhancement counseling. Maintenance medications include methadone and buprenorphine in the form of a film or tablet.

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Maintenance to Abstinence

Our Maintenance to Abstinence Program’s goal is to facilitate an individual’s passage through medication-assisted treatment to abstinence. AMS of Onalaska’s professional staff will work with a patient to initiate medication-assisted treatment to stabilize and then work through Medically Supervised Detoxification with an ultimate goal of total abstinence from all illicit substances and opioid medications. The Maintenance to Abstinence Program is a comprehensive, long-term (approximately two years in length) treatment program, offering a realistic approach within an innovative level of care in the medication-assisted treatment continuum of care.

Counseling Services

AMS of Wisconsin, LLC Onalaska offers a flexible, multi-level Outpatient Program for patients who are seeking effective abstinence-based treatment for addictions. Our state-licensed Outpatient Program is designed for patients who do not require (or who have completed) Detoxification, Residential Treatment, or Day Treatment. We offer outpatient groups throughout the week, making this level of care an excellent choice for those who work. We also offer weekly family groups, which provide education and support to patients' loved ones in treatment. We offer three levels of care and use the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria to determine what level of care is indicated in a particular case. The levels offered at AMS of Wisconsin, LLC Onalaska, are Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, and Aftercare.


For a Longer History of Substance Use Disorder

Individuals with a longer history of substance dependence need a more intensive treatment experience. AMS of Wisconsin, LLC - Onalaska offers an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program that provides more support and guidance than traditional once-a-week Outpatient Counseling. Sessions are held three times a week and consist of three-hour group therapy and education sessions for a total of nine hours of counseling per week. AMS of Wisconsin, LLC - Onalaska provides day and evening treatment sessions to accommodate a wide range of schedules.

Counseling Services and Components:

Intensive Outpatient Services and Components:

  • Evaluation/assessment

  • Alcohol and other drug educational groups

  • Group counseling

  • Individualized treatment planning

  • Individual counseling sessions

  • Family Educational Groups

  • Discharge/Transition planning

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Access to a variety of resources, including multicultural resources

  • Introduction to 12 Step recovery principles and self-help groups

  • Drug screens

  • Coordination with physician, therapist, employee assistance program, managed care organization, union, and/or employer (when required)

  • Legal System Advocacy When Needed

Outpatient Treatment allows the individual to interact with their environment while benefiting from a peer-oriented, structured therapeutic program. Client progress is assessed by clinical staff, which develops individualized treatment plans. Outpatient services can occur individually, in family/couples sessions, or a group setting.

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