ABOUT QUALITY ADDICTION MANAGEMENT (QAM) – GREEN BAY
One of seven facilities in Wisconsin, Quality Addiction Management (QAM) of Green Bay provides methadone maintenance treatment and counseling services to individuals struggling with opiate dependency. Other locations include a facility in Racine and Madison. While a medically supervised detox program is not available, many clients are able to detox with methadone.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Quality Addiction Management’s website, before beginning the methadone maintenance program, clients first participate in a substance abuse history and psychosocial assessment, as well as a physical examination. According to the evaluation, clinicians develop an appropriate methadone regimen and dosage.
During the program, clients take a daily dose of methadone, which is administered orally. Along with the medication regimen, QAM also facilitates counseling services to address the underlying causes of addiction. Clients regularly meet with a clinician to participate in both group and individual counseling sessions.
Clients also undergo an annual physical examination, and QAM continually reviews treatment plans to ensure clients receive progressive and beneficial treatment. The program may last for months or years, and QAM may decrease the methadone dosages over time.
To promote personal accountability, clients are also subject to regular drug screenings during treatment.
Quality Addiction Management employs physicians who are experienced in methadone maintenance and recovery.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, three alumni had provided feedback for QAM Green Bay. The alumni had mixed opinions of the program. One alum provided a very positive review, one alum provided a mixed review, and the other provided a very negative review.
All three alumni agreed that the facility was clean and well maintained, with perfect five out of five stars in this category. They also agreed that the program lacked holistic offerings, providing two-star ratings or lower; however, the rest of the categories were starkly divided.
Two of the alumni praised the staff. One anonymous alum wrote that the staff members “kept a close watch on me,” before adding that “sometimes I felt like I was treated like a two yr old.” Another anonymous alum wrote that the “nurses really listen,” though she would ask staff members “not to treat us like we are children.”
“It’s good if ALL that you’re looking for is transition from street drug use to methadone and counseling,” the negative reviewer wrote. “Basically to me it’s just going from one dealer to another.”
On its unofficial Facebook page, the facility in Green Bay received one five out of five star review, and a one star review. “It’s all about the money,” Peggy wrote with the one star review.
While no information is provided regarding the specific cost of treatment, QAM’s website describes the program as “low cost.” Medicaid and T-19 are accepted.