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 East Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 East Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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

East Wisconsin Suboxone Clinics for Opioid Addiction

Now accepting Medicare! Please call today for more information.

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Proudly serving Eastern Wisconsin, our suboxone clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How It Works and Is It Safe?

How Suboxone Treatment Works

As a partial opioid agonist, Suboxone is a medication that contains buprenorphine and naloxone, and is used to treat opioid addiction.

In and of itself, buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. This means that when buprenorphine is present in a person’s system, it stimulates the same receptors in the brain that opioids do. Instead, however, it does not create the same euphoric high that individuals who abuse opioids chase after. It also stops the onset of withdrawal symptoms, as well as helps to curb cravings for more opioids.

Unlike buprenorphine, naloxone is an opioid agonist (or more commonly referred to as an “opioid blocker”). This medication is effective in preventing the upsetting effects that opioid withdrawal can have on the body, as well as drug cravings. When Suboxone is being taken within a medication-assisted treatment program, it helps stop these effects and allows individuals to feel free from the physical pain of their addictions.

Extensive research has shown that Suboxone is safe in treating opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment program.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Suboxone Treatment

Studies have proven that the use of Suboxone for the treatment of opioid addiction is effective. Those who have utilized Suboxone in treatment report that it is successful in stopping withdrawal symptoms, as well as nagging drug cravings. Unlike other opioids, Suboxone does not create a high, which means that it is unlikely to be abused by patients in a program. It is also important to note that if a patient should attempt to abuse Suboxone, the high he or she is attempting to achieve will be unattainable, as Suboxone cannot create a high as other opioids like OxyContin or Vicodin can.

You and your treatment provider will work together to decide if Suboxone is the appropriate medication for you. However, keep in mind that research has proven the effectiveness of this medication when incorporated into a comprehensive treatment plan, as patients are able to obtain a clear state of mind that allows them to focus on recovery.

The Benefits Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Suboxone Treatment & Counseling

Recovering from an opioid addiction can be the biggest challenge of an individual’s life. As soon as a dependency on an opioid has occurred, an individual will experience withdrawal symptoms if he or she suddenly stops his or her use. Knowing that a painful period of withdrawal is ahead is often what keeps individuals using, allowing the cycle of abuse to continue. However, utilizing a medication such as Suboxone can help prevent this stage of recovery from being painful and upsetting, allowing individuals to feel that treatment is a solid option for their future. In addition, Suboxone helps curb drug cravings.

Suboxone is an excellent tool designed to help individuals recover from opioid addiction, however the inclusion of additional methods of care (such as individual and group therapy) can be highly beneficial and help individuals achieve recovery success. Participating in group therapy allows patients to listen and learn from the experiences of others, all while seeing that they are not alone on their journey. This can be imperative to the process of recovery, as patients start to feel supported and more confident in themselves and their recovery. Individual therapy is also highly beneficial, as patients are given one-on-one time with a counselor to work through any issues or concerns that they might have. Individual therapy is beneficial in many ways, including the fact that patients can feel heard in a safe environment.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication-Assisted Treatment: Addiction affects everyone involved, not just the individual who is abusing the drug. If you have a loved one who is grappling with an opioid addiction and who has decided to obtain help from a medication-assisted treatment program, the most beneficial thing you can do is remain an active member of his or her recovery. You can do this by following these suggestions:

  • Become educated on Suboxone and medication-assisted treatment so that you can be understanding of what your loved one is experiencing.
  • Obtain your own support.
  • Offer encouragement to your loved one when it comes to attending appointments.
  • Know that recovery can take time and requires patience. Keep your hope alive and share it with your loved one, especially at times when he or she feels frustrated or discouraged.
  • Show your support by checking in with your loved one (e.g. asking how he or she is, how his or her therapy is going, etc.)
  • Offer congratulations when your loved one has small successes.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program: Participating in a medication-assisted treatment program can serve as an excellent step towards working through an opioid addiction. Therefore, if you chose to participate in this type of program, you must be prepared to engage in all of the steps, as well as commit to your recovery. Below are some tips to help you do so:

  • Always speak up if you have questions or concerns regarding your use of Suboxone. Doing so can allow your provider to make any adjustments needed, as well as monitor your progress.
  • Adhere to directions provided to you by your physician and follow any and all recommendations he or she offers.
  • Remain committed to attending all appointments to receive Suboxone.
  • Be prepared to be open and honest with your counselor so he or she can provide you with the best care. They are not there to place judgment on you, rather there are there to help you succeed.
  • Follow guidelines provided to you, such as avoiding alcohol while on Suboxone.
  • Actively engage in individual and group therapy sessions so you can receive the most benefit of partaking in sessions.

Side Effects

The Side Effects of Suboxone

When taking any medication, it is important to be aware of the possible side effects that can occur. Some of the side effects associated with Suboxone can include:

  • Attention disturbances
  • Headache
  • Fainting
  • Generalized pain
  • Back and abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Sleeplessness
  • Coordination problems
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sleepiness
  • Sweating
  • Numb mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Painful tongue
  • Blurred vision
  • Lightheadedness
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Runny nose
  • Constipation

If you experience any of these side effects, inform your treatment provider so that he or she can make any necessary adjustments and continue to monitor your health.

At East Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our expert staff is devoted to providing you with caring and personalized treatment. We are obliged to discuss our treatment methods, as well as answer any questions you or a loved one might have in regards to Suboxone, recovery, our program, and more. Please reach out to us right now.