Wausau Clinic


209 West Washington St.
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403

www.wausauctc.com

Program Information

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Wausau Health Services provides you with the option of using methadone or Suboxone during your detox process.

We are a methadone clinic located at 209 West Washington St. in Wausau, Wisconsin, Wausau Health Services in Marathon County provides medically supervised methadone maintenance and Suboxone (buprenorphine) detox treatment to individuals who are attempting to overcome an addiction to or dependence upon heroin or other opioids.

Our staff truly understands the hardship and utter despair that a person feels when struggling with an addiction. Everybody is different and so is their path to recovery. When you come to our clinic, we listen to your specific situation and adjust your recovery plan accordingly. This is all done in an environment of compassion, trust, understanding, and patience. We have helped MANY people overcome this struggle and know that recovery is VERY possible.

Methadone hydrochloride is a synthetic “opioid agonist,” which means that it acts in a way that is similar to morphine and other narcotic medications. When used in proper doses as part of a medically supervised opioid addiction treatment program, methadone blocks cravings and other withdrawal symptoms without creating the euphoric or sedative states that result from opioid abuse.

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid receptor agonist. Like methadone, buprenorphine can relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms without producing the intoxicating effects that are associated with opioid abuse. Buprenorphine was the first medication for the treatment of opioid dependence to be approved under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000.

To be eligible for this type of treatment at Wausau Health Services, prospective patients much be at least 18 years old, and must have been addicted to or dependent upon opiates for a minimum of one year prior to seeking treatment.

In 2010, there has been 512 people living Wisconsin who died as a direct result of illicit drug consumption. The consequences of drug addiction are not to be underestimated. Just because someone doesn’t die from an addiction doesn’t mean that they live happy lives. Those who suffer from addiction often experience isolation, financial trouble, a damaged relationship, and other health problems. Do NOT let your friends or loved ones go on without treatment. We are here to help.