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Heroin and Opioid, Prevention and Education

At Libertas, heroin and opioid addiction services are available, where you’ll find comfort in a center of excellence that provides a holistic recovery program for individuals and families.
And now, individuals who are without insurance can receive these services, thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in 2015 to establish an opioid treatment program known as Northeast Wisconsin Opioid Treatment Services. This program is a collaborative effort between Libertas and Prevea Health to help individuals addicted to opioids.
With this service, people with opioid addiction can access abstinence-based treatment or medication-assisted treatment with substance use counseling.
Who qualifies?
Northeast Wisconsin Opioid Treatment Services provides services to people living with an opioid addiction in Florence, Marinette, Menominee and Oconto counties. Services also are available to Wisconsin members of the Menominee Nation.
All patients are welcome; however, priority admission is given to women who are pregnant and using opioid drugs intravenously followed by women who are pregnant and using opioid drugs in other ways. Men and women using opioids intravenously are also given priority admission over men and women using opioid drugs in other ways.
Individuals are assessed by a substance use counselor using criteria from the American Society of Addiction Medicine to determine what level of care that individual needs.
  • Substance use counseling.
  • Abstinence-based treatment or medication-assisted treatment.
  • Buprenorphine or buprenorphine and naloxone to reduce opioid dependency, withdrawal effects and cravings.
  • Naltrexone to prevent someone with addiction to opioids from feeling the effects of heroin, morphine or codeine.
  • Case management and care coordination.
  • Connection with inpatient detoxification and residential treatment services.
What is case management?
Individuals are assigned a case manager to work directly with them through their entire recovery journey. The case manager is the individual’s point of contact to coordinate all aspects of his or her care including primary care, peer and recovery supports, therapy, employment skills training, medication monitoring and individual and family education by counselors in their home area.
Case managers help:
  • Apply for food assistance/finding food pantries
  • Connect with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Make a personal budget
  • Find parenting education
  • Connect with Aging and Disability Resource Center for programs and applications
  • Find a counselor/therapist/psychiatrist
  • Find a job
  • Find transportation
  • Get clothes and household supplies
  • Work on educational goals (General Education Diploma (GED)/High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), apply for college)
  • Connect with domestic violence support
  • Connect with legal advocates
  • Assist with scheduling primary care, prenatal and other medical appointments
When someone completes treatment with the help of these collaborative efforts, transition to county-based or private pay treatment is completed as needed.
Model of Care
By using a person-centered and self-directed approach to care, Libertas builds on the strength and resilience of individuals, families and communities to take responsibility for their sustained health, wellness and recovery from substance use.
People in recovery and their loved ones are involved in all aspects and phases of care delivery. All services are individualized, and a multidisciplinary recovery plan is developed with the person receiving the services and any others he or she identifies. By including the person’s hopes, assets, strengths, interests and goals, each person’s recovery plan reflects a complete understanding of behavioral health concerns, medical concerns and the desire to build a meaningful life in the community.
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