Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

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Located in Wausau, Wisconsin, Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is a premier provider of opioid addiction treatment for adults age 18 and older. Our comprehensive care approach to treating opioid addiction includes medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which combines individual and group counseling with the use of prescription medications.
MAT at Wausau CTC begins with creating an individualized treatment plan. Factors like the type of medication used and length of treatment are personally tailored to best serve a client’s needs. Care at our outpatient addiction treatment center is designed to conveniently fit around a client’s schedule. Opioids like fentanyl, heroin, and prescription pain medications provide unique effects not produced by other drugs. Individuals develop a physical dependence, and tolerance increases quickly. This compels them to increase the dosage and frequency to avoid feeling the painful effects of opioid withdrawal.
Most clients find it difficult to stop using opioids without medication because of the overwhelming withdrawal symptoms they experience. Opioid detox may cause nausea, diarrhea, cramps, vomiting, and severe pain. Unassisted detox is extremely difficult and can lead to death. MAT medications make it possible for clients to immediately stop opioid use without many of the significant physical challenges this process entails.
Research shows such significant improvement in recovery outcomes when using MAT that it has become the leading method of treating opioid addiction. The medications used in MAT have been clinically studied for decades. They are safe, effective, and FDA-approved. These medications work by alleviating withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Clients at Wausau CTC may be prescribed methadone, Suboxone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone.
At Wausau CTC, we understand that medication alone is often not enough to address the underlying factors that impact behavioral health. That is why our counseling services are an important component of our treatment approach. Counseling sessions involve coping and communication skills training, addiction education, and the creation of recovery goals. Our counseling sessions are designed to give individualized attention to the specific areas in which a client may need support. These often include family dynamics, employment and skills training, mental and emotional health, and unresolved trauma. One-on-one counseling sessions offer clients privacy and focused attention, while group sessions can provide community support and accountability.
As opioid-related death rates continue to rise, Wausau CTC understands that clients who are dealing with opioid addiction need specialized care to achieve long-term recovery. Our targeted treatment for opioid addiction is accessible and effective. At Wausau CTC, we help clients build a strong foundation for lasting recovery.

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