Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction

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Proudly serving the Eau Claire community, our methadone clinic provides adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from Fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, and other opiates.

Understanding Fentanyl Abuse

Understanding Fentanyl Abuse Recovery

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid narcotic painkiller, is most commonly prescribed to those who need relief from and to prevent pain that stems from a surgical procedure or other medical procedure. This prescription painkiller is typically compared to morphine; however, its effects are much more potent, making it effective in reducing severe pain. Fentanyl works by binding to opiate receptors that can be found in areas of the brain where pain and emotions are managed. As soon as fentanyl attaches to these receptors, an increase in dopamine production is released to the brain’s reward centers, which results in the user feeling a high that includes extreme euphoria and relaxation. These effects, paired with the highly addictive nature of fentanyl, make this substance one that is at high risk for abuse. If you have developed an addiction to fentanyl, it can be extremely challenging to overcome because of these factors.

Thankfully, treatment options exist that can help you finally put an end to your fentanyl addiction. One of those options is medication-assisted treatment, which can help you start your road to recovery on the right foot. Medication-assisted treatment incorporates the use of medications deemed effective in helping decrease cravings, prevent severe symptoms of withdrawal, and prohibiting the dangerous effects that come from the continued use of opioids like fentanyl. By consuming these medications under the close supervision of a certified medical team, you are afforded the opportunity to establish the clarity of mind needed to begin a successful recovery.

At North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center, our skilled and certified team of mental health and medical professionals is able to supply and supervise this type of treatment so that you can get back in control of your life. Here, at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center, we want to help you realize the joy of living a happy, healthy, recovered life that is no longer controlled by the presence of fentanyl addiction.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Fentanyl Abuse at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center

As a group of providers who specialize in offering outpatient care, North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center supplies medication-assisted treatment for adults ages 18 and older who are grappling with fentanyl addiction. Our team of compassionate and skilled doctors, counselors, and nurses at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center is committed to ensuring that you receive a personalized treatment plan that is customized to meet your individual needs. The many different medication-assisted treatments that are offered at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center include:

Methadone: Considerable amounts of research have shown that the use of methadone in the treatment of opioid addictions is safe and effective when used as prescribed and under the close supervision of certified healthcare providers. Methadone interacts with the same receptors in the brain that fentanyl does, however does not produce the same euphoric high that is associated with the use of this substance. As a result, you can consume methadone and still drive a car, go to school, and/or go to work without being high, grappling with all-consuming cravings, or suffering from painful withdrawal symptoms.

Suboxone: Approved for use in medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment programs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Suboxone is a medication that is effective in preventing cravings and fighting off withdrawal symptoms once you stop using fentanyl. Suboxone is the brand name of the combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is effective in curbing cravings and minimizing the pain of withdrawal symptoms, while naloxone prevents abuse and overdose.

Subutex (buprenorphine): Similar to Suboxone, Subutex also contains buprenorphine. The use of this medication will not produce the same high that comes from abusing opioids like fentanyl. However, Subutex does not contain naloxone like Suboxone does, which is why many medication-assisted treatment programs will provide patients with Subutex at the beginning of their treatment prior to transitioning them over to Suboxone for long-term maintenance.

Individual therapy: At North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center, we feel it is imperative to include therapeutic interventions into your care, as we believe it helps medication-assisted treatment plans be successful for the long-term. While medication works to offer you mental clarity and cognitive relief by decreasing the presence of physical symptoms of addiction, individual therapy can play a vital role in helping you iron out the emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues that either led you to start using fentanyl or that were exacerbated by the fentanyl abuse itself. Individual therapy occurs between you and a counselor in a one-on-one setting and allows you the space to talk through your progress in treatment, as well as handle any issues that might arise.

Group therapy: In addition to the individual therapy sessions that you will receive, North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center also provides group therapy sessions that are designed to help foster helpful and supportive interpersonal interactions within a supervised therapeutic environment. By engaging in group therapy with others who are struggling with fentanyl or other opioid addictions, you can make exceptional progress in your recovery by receiving and providing personal insights, support, and encouragement to and from your peers. All group therapy sessions are led by counselors who are trained in supplying informative, structured, and empathetic sessions that are productive and secure for all involved.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center for Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl addiction can cause you to suffer many different consequences to your health and wellbeing, including gastrointestinal problems, immune system depression, and overpowering feelings of sedation that can stand in the way of your everyday functionality. The abuse of this substance can also cause a lack of motivation to develop, which can often result in poor job performance and inability to carry out responsibilities at home. As a result, consequences including job loss and divorce can ensue. Financial strife is also a common effect of fentanyl abuse, as well as the deterioration of close, healthy relationships. Also, severe mood changes, increased levels of paranoia, and the onset of hallucinations and delusions can occur. Thankfully, by obtaining the correct clinical care, these kinds of detriments can be avoided and/or overcome.

While overcoming fentanyl addiction can seem nearly impossible when you are trapped within the throes of it, it is imperative to know that recovery is attainable. At North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center, our team of experienced and caring professionals are ready to help you take the steps needed to make big, positive changes in your life so that you can finally live happy, healthy, and free of fentanyl addiction.