Quality Addiction Management (QAM) in Waukesha, WI

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2422 North Grandview Boulevard
Waukesha WI 53188

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Quality Addiction Management (QAM) of Waukesha, Wis., located 19 miles west of Milwaukee, is one of seven physician-directed methadone maintenance facilities operated by the organization. The program also offers counseling services. According to their website, QAM’s facilities are accredited and regulated by state and federal agencies.


To determine an appropriate methadone dosage, clients first participate in a substance abuse history and psychosocial assessment, as well as a physical examination. Once a dosage is prescribed and dispensed, the methadone regimen helps alleviate physical opiate cravings. To hold clients accountable, clients are subject to drug screenings throughout the program.

To ensure clients do not relapse or encounter severe withdrawals, clients take a daily methadone dose, which is highly regulated and administered orally on-site. Through clinician-led group and individual counseling sessions, clients may learn coping techniques, methods for trigger avoidance, and how to regulate emotions.

While there is no specific timeline for the program, methadone maintenance is generally a long-term commitment, lasting from a few months to years. Throughout treatment, QAM continually reviews and modifies treatment plans, and over time, QAM may reduce dosage levels to help taper client off from the methadone regimen.


Facilities are led by board-certified physicians in addiction medicine and supported by clinicians.


Rehabs.com has received limited survey responses at the time of this writing. The sole reviewer, an anonymous alum, submitted positive feedback for the Waukesha facility, providing five out of five stars for the program’s treatment effectiveness and staff’s level of experience. When asked whether they would recommend the facility to others, the alum strongly agreed (a rating of five out of five) that they would. They also rated counseling options a mediocre three stars. “Standard methadone maintenance program,” the alum wrote.

On Google, the clinic received an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars based on seven reviews.[1] “The staff is very kind, and courteous. They continuously monitor your symptoms of Withdrawl. They pretty much do anything and everything that they can do to make sure that u feel comfortable where your at…” one anonymous reviewer wrote. “Not a bad place, although it has become much more heavily regulated. There are also a lot more patients than ever before and depending on what time you come dosing can take forever,” another wrote.


Rehabs.com has received no reviews from family members or staff at the time of this writing, however, the child of an alum, Cole, had only positive feedback on the facility. “My father was an alcoholic but this center had a great treatment program and it truly helped,” Cole wrote, adding, “He told me it was a great place with amazing staff members that are caring and helped him though his recovery.”


While no information is available concerning the specific cost of treatment, QAM’s website describes the program as “low cost.” Medicaid is accepted.

Updated March 2017

  1. https://goo.gl/lUNvUp

Published on April 2017

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