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UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart

UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart is an addiction treatment center in Madison, Wisconsin offering inpatient, detox, and private health insurance covered care to help individuals start on the road to recovery from opioid addiction.

  • Opioid Addiction

About This Wisconsin Facility

UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart is an addiction treatment facility located in Madison, Wisconsin that provides comprehensive care and support services for individuals and their families dealing with opioid addiction. Through evidence-based treatment and a holistic approach to care, they strive to foster a safe, compassionate, and respectful environment that promotes recovery. Their services include inpatient and detox levels of care, and they accept private health insurance.

UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart offers a range of services to people struggling with opioid addiction in an effort to strengthen the recovery process. These services include medical care and management, medication assisted treatment, individual and family counseling, and peer support. They are also committed to providing education and guidance to ensure that every individual has the tools they need to succeed and prevent relapse. UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, holds licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and is certified by the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000.

  • 1 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 14 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction treatment helps people addicted to opioids in Wisconsin curb their drug use. The selection of a treatment setting depends on the severity of the addiction. Mild cases are usually treated in outpatient facilities; severe cases need hospitalization or treatment in a residential facility. Doctors use medicines along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat the addiction. The treatment includes medication, counseling and therapy. It can also include group counseling, individual counseling and family counseling.

Levels of Care Offered at UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Detox, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detox is a drug rehab process that begins before the actual drug rehab treatment. It is used to remove any residual toxins left in your body (and brain) after using drugs, and it is used with the intent to help you or your loved one complete drug rehab.

If you are addicted to opiates like heroin, methadone, or prescription painkillers, you will detox with medication. This is because the withdrawal symptoms are often more intense and uncomfortable for an opiate addict than for someone who has abused or is dependent on other drugs, like cocaine.

Inpatient programs are intensive regimes that require individuals suffering from serious addictions to admit themselves into a controlled environment. Inpatient programs in Wisconsin generally span over 28 days to six months. The first step in an inpatient program is medically assisted detox. Doctors and addiction specialists at UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart monitor the individual’s vital signs as the drugs leave their system. Some inpatient rehab programs also provide counseling for family members to provide encouragement and emotional support. In inpatient programs, patients have access to 24-hour medical supervision.

Therapies & Programs

One of the most common areas of stress and damage during addiction is in intimate relationships. Addiction involves everyone in a family, not only the addict. Couples therapy can rebuild trust and joy that may have been damaged.

When the whole family is involved, healing can be far more successful. Family counseling involves genetic factors to the family of the addict. This offers the means to cope with addiction and its underlying emotional disorders for loved ones. It is a helpful method for addicts in helping to adjust to sober living.

Trauma therapy allows people who struggled with a past trauma to face the situation and learn to overcome the situation. Many people who went through trauma early on, struggle with addiction later in life. By addressing the trauma and moving past the issues, it can help someone attending treatment at UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart in Madison, WI move forward with their recovery and begin to take a better hold of their sober future.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a method of individual and/or group counseling in Madison, Wisconsin that focuses on acceptance and change. It was developed to advance the idea of balancing opposites. It is a coping method of avoiding black and white approach to situations and problems. DBT can be very effective in developing coping strategies for negative emotions and experiences, and is available for patients at UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart.
The relationship between the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a patient is explored by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). As an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol in Madison, Wisconsin, it helps to create a balanced response to thoughts and feelings. Effective communication between users and those around them is also encouraged. It is an efficient treatment for individuals suffering from all sorts of addictions, professionally provided by UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart.
Entering a 12-step program allows people to accept that they struggle with an addiction on their own terms. It breaks down the process into 12-steps that recovering patients can advance as they feel strong enough to do so. This is common in programs like NA and AA, and gives the patient at UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart in Madison, Wisconsin the ability to self-help and move forward towards sobriety without feeling rushed.

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  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart Location and Directions
    Address Information202 South Park Street
    Madison, Wisconsin 53715 Phone Number(608) 417-8144 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    UnityPoint Health - Meriter - NewStart Location and Directions

    202 South Park Street
    Madison, WI 53715
    (608) 417-8144


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Individuals

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    Madison, Wisconsin Addiction and Treatment

    Wisconsin has some of the highest rates in the United States for both adolescent and adult substance abuse. Since 2009, the state has been experiencing the same escalating rates of drug abuse and addiction as the rest of the country. The major concerns are the misuse of prescription painkillers and the escalating number of deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease.

    Madison, Wisconsin, situated between Lakes Mendota and Monona, offers a vibrant food scene, outdoor activities, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. The city's natural beauty, healthy lifestyle, and cultural attractions make it an ideal place for those in drug rehab to recover while staying active and engaged. However, from 2019-2021, Dane County, which includes Madison, saw a 51% increase in opioid-related deaths and more than 85% of drug overdoses in 2022 involved fentanyl, highlighting a concerning trend in substance abuse.

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