The Dewey Center at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital is a nationally renowned rehab center that offers cutting-edge approaches to recovery. We address the physical, spiritual and emotional effects of drug and alcohol addiction to build the foundation for a lifelong recovery.
We know that addiction to opiates, alcohol and other drugs is a complex disease that has biological, psychological and social factors, and that effective treatment requires the same range of interventions.
At Aurora, we strongly believe that treatment for opiate dependency is most effective when all aspects of our program are utilized, including medication-assisted treatment to provide the bridge between addiction and recovery as well as group and individual therapies. We strongly encourage our patients to participate in all aspects of the program so that you may regain control of your life, learn how to cope with life’s problems without using drugs, rebuild relationships with family and friends, and develop social support for long-term recovery.
The Opiate Treatment Program includes:
Induction: While in our Partial Hospitalization Program, your treatment team will develop a tailored program of medication therapy combined with bio-psychosocial support services. This program meets daily and typically lasts three to ten days. Your doctor and nursing staff will monitor you for symptoms of physical withdrawal, while your therapist works with you to establish your program as you begin your recovery journey.
Intensive Outpatient Program: Following the Partial Hospitalization Program, therapy continues with the Intensive Outpatient Program – a one-month program that meets for three hours, three times a week. Here the focus will be on learning the skills necessary to live opiate-free and identifying the changes you’ll need to make in preparation to wean yourself off of the medication.
Outpatient monitoring: Following the Intensive Outpatient Program, you’ll work with an outpatient therapist, in group or individual sessions, who will monitor your progress as you start using the skills you’ve learned to make the changes necessary to live opiate-free.
Routine visits with your psychiatrist: Throughout the Opiate Recovery Program, you’ll meet regularly with your psychiatrist to ensure your medication is working.
If needed, inpatient hospitalization is available.
Our program can address co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions, and includes a team of board certified addiction psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, therapists and clinical nurses who will work with you to provide a customized treatment plan. Your team has expertise in the most current methods of addiction therapy and is dedicated to providing you treatment that is caring and confidential.
Some of Wisconsin’s top drug addiction doctors work at Aurora.
A 28-day Residential Treatment Program, at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, which follows the same program philosophy and treatment approach, also is available. Please call (414) 454-6700 for information.