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ABOUT WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL
Located in Madison, Wisc., William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital provides intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and residential treatment for veterans and active-duty servicemen and women struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. In addition, the facility offers outpatient programs and services for individuals struggling with a primary psychiatric disorder. If necessary, the facility may utilize medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on an inpatient and outpatient basis to alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, individuals participate in an initial substance abuse and/or psychiatric evaluation to determine an appropriate of care. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital offers both residential and outpatient-based Addictive Disorders Treatment Programs (ADTPs). If an individual requires structure and supervision to obtain and sustain sobriety, the patient may be referred to the facility's Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program (SARRTP).
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment methods to treat individuals struggling with a substance abuse disorder. Patients participate in group, individual, and family/marriage counseling sessions to identify any underlying issues that may contribute to addictive behavior. Many VA treatment programs also incorporate 12-step immersion into overall programming. In addition, patients may attend educational workshops on relapse prevention techniques and coping skills.
Along with counseling sessions and educational classes, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital utilizes medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help patients overcome chemical dependency. These evidence-based medications include Suboxone, Naltrexone, and Acamprostate, which help to alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal and curb cravings. Typically, VA intensive outpatient programs for chemical dependency last between six and 10 weeks.
To treat individuals struggling with a primary psychiatric disorder, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital provides outpatient-based psychiatric evaluations, counseling sessions, and medication management. Common concerns the facility treats includes post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, anger management, confused thinking, and stress from medical problems or pain.
Once a patient completes a treatment program, the hospital provides intensive case management, which includes vocational rehabilitation. Case managers may facilitate supportive employment opportunities and compensated work therapy programs.
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians experienced in addiction medicine, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, registered nurses, counselors, case managers, social workers, and peer specialists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
While Rehabs.com has yet to receive alumni feedback to date, secondary sources revealed moderately positive alumni opinions of the facility as a whole. On Google reviews, 49 individuals gave the facility an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars. While many alumni praised the facility's treatment staff, others were critical of certain administrative components, such as paperwork and wait times. "The medical staff there is wonderful and couldn't ask for better, Bruce, a representative reviewer, wrote, but added: "The administrative staff is in need of improvement,"
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered mixed opinions of the facility. One loved one provided moderate ratings for most aspects of the facility, including three out of five-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, ability to treat co-occurring disorders, and its discharge planning. They were specifically critical of the amount of family involvement, giving this aspect of the facility a two-star rating. "Needs to allow more family involvement," the loved one wrote.
However, parent K.D. praised the facility's prompt response to a mental health-related emergency.. "This facility's knowledge and skills saved my sons life," K.D. wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Secondary sources revealed employees appreciated the facility. On Indeed, eight employees gave the facility, as a whole, an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars. Multiple reviewer praised the facility's overall atmosphere and its approach to treating its patients. "The atmosphere is diverse both in counseling/providing veterans with resources," one representative reviewer wrote.
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital accepts most private insurance plans, TRICARE, and Medicaid.
Published on October 2017
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