Addiction Treatment Centers Shawano WI

Most addiction experts agree that talk therapy and 12'step programs—considered the gold standard for addiction treatment for decades—are a necessary component of a successful recovery. But in and of themselves, such methods have not proven terribly effective.

Synergy Counseling Svc
(715) 526-5466
1415 E Green Bay St # 191
Shawano, WI
 
Menominee Cnty Hlth Human Servs Dept
(715) 799-3861
West 3272 Wolf River Road
Keshena, WI
 
Stockbridge-Munsee Health and Wellness
(715) 793-3000
West 12802 County A
Bowler, WI
 
Shawano County Department Comm Progs
(715) 526-5547
504 Lakeland Road
Shawano, WI
Hotline
(715) 526-3240
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

Menominee Cnty Hlth Human Servs Dept Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Program
(866) 575-8186
Keshena, WI
 
Shawano County Department Comm Progs
(715) 526-5547
504 Lakeland Road
Shawano, WI
 
Maehnowesekiyah Wellness Ctr
(715) 799-3835
N2150 Kesaehkahtek Rd
Gresham, WI
 
Shawano County Dept of Community Progs Outpatient Services
(715) 526-5547
504 Lakeland Road
Shawano, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

Menominee Cnty Hlth Human Servs Dept Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Program
(715) 799-3861
West 3272 Wolf River Road, P.O. Box 280
Keshena, WI
Hotline
(715) 799-3861
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Menominee Cnty Hlth Human Servs Dept
(715) 799-3861
West 3272 Wolf River Road
Keshena, WI
Hotline
(715) 799-3861
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Beyond AA

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By Lisa Marshall

Bill Beilhartz had run out of options. In fact, he was close to death.

At age 44, the Denver father-of-two had just spent two weeks in the hospital for alcohol-induced ulcers in his esophagus and stomach. He’d registered a nearly lethal blood alcohol level of .675. He’d been through two failed marriages, and his tall, once-handsome frame was withered from years of drinking a half-gallon of vodka a day. Yet, his first stop after leaving the hospital? Incredibly, the liquor store.

Three days later, after being rushed to the hospital again—this time for internal bleeding—he began desperately flipping through the Yellow Pages looking for something beyond what his three previous treatment centers had offered—something that might actually work.

“They all had the same approach,” says Beilhartz, an international casino consultant who had checked himself in each time before, paying as much as $10,000 per stay. “They tell you, ‘Don’t drink,’ and that is pretty much the education they give you.”

An ad for InnerBalance Health Center, a Colorado treatment program that takes a comprehensive holistic approach to addiction, jumped out at him. The clinic prescribed such treatments as nutritional counseling, intravenous vitamin therapy, yoga, and exercise programs. “It was different than anything I’d ever heard of. And it all just made sense to me,” says Beilhartz, who checked in to the 35-day program in January 2006.

Months later, he’s healthy, hopeful, and boasting more days of sobriety than in all the past 15 years combined. “Within a week of arriving, my mind was completely clear, and I felt energized and motivated to get on with life. I hadn’t felt like that since my early 20s,” he says.

Battling brain chemistry
Beilhartz is among a growing number of addicts and alcoholics turning toward complementary and alternative therapies to address the physiological underpinnings of addiction. The programs are rooted in the theory that addiction is largely the result of skewed levels of certain chemical messengers in the brain.

With too much of some messengers and not enough of others, researchers believe, addicts are caught—often from childhood—in a state of chronic imbalance and turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate in an attempt to feel “normal.”

Most addiction experts agree that talk therapy and 12-step programs—considered the gold standard for addiction treatment for decades—are a necessary component of a successful recovery. But in and of themselves, such methods have not proven terribly effective. Between 70 and 85 percent of addicts completing such programs will relapse within six to 12 months, studies show. Meanwhile, some alternative clinics that incorporate both physiological and psychological approaches boast six-month sobriety rates as high as 85 percent.

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