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300 Femrite Drive
Madison WI 53716

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ABOUT TELLURIAN

Set amidst parks and nature centers in a comfortable, woodsy part of Madison, Wis., Tellurian is a nonprofit agency that addresses substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues for adult men and women. Programming is gender-specific, and treatment is available at both inpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) levels.

Medical detox services are available at the agency’s Detoxification Center at 2914 Industrial Drive, a short drive from the main campus.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The facility’s 29-bed medical detox facility is a first step for many Tellurian clients. Registered nurses and a board-certified physician who specializes in addictionology supervise round-the-clock detox, which is typically completed in 72 hours or less. Next, state certified counselors meet with each client to determine an optimal and appropriate entry point to treatment.

On the main campus, residential treatment programming takes place for up to 90 days. Beyond individual and group therapy and optional 12-step NA and AA meetings, residential treatment takes quite a holistic approach, attempting to feature something for everyone. As such, residents are engaged in yoga, expressive arts, canoeing, as well as spiritual care groups, and have access to counseling for anger management, domestic violence, and mental health issues. The multi-faceted program is further augmented by a range of evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, and addiction and cravings groups.

With capacity limited to eight participants per session, IOP is designed especially for clients who may require more intensive treatment than that of traditional outpatient programming. Master’s level therapists who specialize in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders lead four-hour morning and evening sessions four days a week. IOP participants also receive an hour of one-on-one counseling per week, and families may arrange for family sessions.

Tellurian also works with The University of Wisconsin-Madison to provide two-part addiction education courses, available in both the afternoons and evenings.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Tellurian is directed by an M.D. who has more than 25 years of experience in addiction treatment and education. The facility also employs a consulting psychiatrist, master’s- and Ph.D.-level clinical supervisors, and a nurse practitioner.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Residents of Tellurian’s main campus are encouraged to take advantage of the adjacent Aldo Leopold Nature Center that sits on 110 acres of conservancy land. Male and female participants of the residential program are housed in separate areas with separate common areas, though treatment remains much the same for each sex.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing there have been three alumni polled by Rehabs.com. One anonymous alum gave the facility three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, three stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition.

He agreed when asked if the facility had high quality holistic offerings; if the facility’s cell phone and visitation policy was fair; if the treatment and services offered at the facility were worth the cost; and if the alum would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab.

He strongly agreed that the admissions and discharge procedures were swift, organized, and clearly explained; and that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders.

Another alum, S.U., gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, four stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition.

She agreed that the facility strictly followed a 12-step model; that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders; and that there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference. She wrote that a strength of the facility was “accessibility, great staff and counseling.” She wrote that a weakness of the facility was that it was “a little outdated but liveable.” S.U. also added that she is almost four years sober without a relapse and that it saved her life.

WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member polled by Rehabs.com. The anonymous friend or family member of a client gave the facility four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations & amenities, and five stars for meals and nutrition. He strongly agreed that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained; that there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference; and that the treatment and services offered at the facility were worth the cost

FINANCING

The facility’s website features a “Pay My Bill” page, but only mentions major credit cards as an acceptable form of payment.

Updated March 2017

Published on April 2017

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Had both strengths and weaknesses. Great holistic offerings but could have been cleaner.

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It's in a very peaceful and serene environment. Not long enough treatment time it would be more effective if time of stay was longer.

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Accessibility, great staff and counseling. A little outdated but liveable It helped me tremendously. I have almost 4 years sober without a relapse, they saved my life

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It was fine for what I needed. Many of the residents were there as part of court-ordered treatment, and many of them were not really interested in recovery, just going through the motions.

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