What Are Your Treatment Options?

There are many pathways to recovery and it may take a combination of therapies to reach sobriety. The first step is getting in touch with a recovery specialist who can connect you to local treatment centers and resources that are the best fit for you.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are used to treat addiction and prevent relapse. Methadone and buprenorphine suppress withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings, while naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids in the brain. MAT is usually combined with behavioral therapy to yield the most effective results.

Behavioral Therapies
Behavioral therapy helps patients address their attitudes and behaviors in relation to drug use. Behavioral therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with MAT. Treatment can take place in many different settings including inpatient and outpatient options.

Inpatient Treatment
Inpatient treatment takes place in a treatment facility and can vary in duration. Treatment can include detoxification, clinical care, and counseling in a highly structured setting. Recovery housing or sober living communities are also inpatient options that help a person transition from treatment to independent life.

Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient treatment typically consists of individual or group counseling on a regular basis. Sometimes frequency of visits can be higher at first and then taper off to less frequent, but still consistent visits.

Where to Find Help

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline
This free and confidential service helps you find local treatment and recovery services. You can call, text, or chat online with a resource specialist 24/7.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers treatment directories via their online platform and phone hotline.
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Racine County Crisis Line
Crisis Services provide emergency mental health services 24 hours a day/seven days a week to assist in developing response plans to provide information and resources to meet an individual’s service need.

Find local treatment resources, naloxone pharmacies, and drug drop boxes. Call their peer to peer recovery resource and support line to get connected with services in your area.
Call 1-844-WIS-HOPE

Veteran's Crisis Line
The Veteran's Crisis Line offers veterans and their families assistance through their hotline, online chat, or text.
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

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