Substance Use

Tellurian offers a full continuum of care for individuals in need of substance use disorder treatment. The Tellurian treatment team treats the whole person, recognizing that addiction and mental health disorders often co-occur and the simultaneous treatment of both is essential for effective treatment. Addiction treatment at Tellurian is based on evidence-based practice and individualized treatment planning.

Substance use disorder can be defined simply as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. “Substances” can include alcohol and other drugs (legal or illegal) as well as some substances that are not drugs at all.

Tellurian specializes in substance use and chemical addiction treatment. But we know that people struggling with substance use and addiction often have accompanying mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress. So, we often integrate mental health counseling and appropriate psychiatric care into treatment. We call this approach dual diagnosis.

Tellurian’s board-certified addiction specialists, counselors, and clinical team firmly believe that every person has the ability to recover. Substance use disorder is a complex condition and since each person in treatment is unique, so is their path to recovery. With that understanding, treatment plans are designed for each individual using a variety of treatment modalities, including (but not limited to) individual and group therapy, spiritual care groups, holistic healing, and specialized counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Stages of Change, Behavioral Modification, Relapse Prevention, and Forgiveness Therapy can also be included in an individual’s treatment plan. Yoga, exercise, Expressive Art, Lifestyle Balance and pharmacological treatment are used when appropriate. In addition, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Smart Recovery are optional meetings available to all patients.

Recovery from a substance use disorder is possible. Tellurian’s dedicated team is ready to help you, or your loved one, find a path to recovery that will restore hope for a life well lived. Call today for a complimentary screening, 608-222-7311.





Every person’s journey is unique which is why we meet each of our patients where they are at. This means that our treatment plans are not ‘one size fits all’, but are tailored to each individual patient so they are able to achieve greater success.


The PAIR Program - Peer Advocate In Recovery Team

A certified peer specialist is a professional who utilizes their own personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges to provide support to others and demonstrate that recovery is possible. Peer support specialists complete formal training and certification in the peer specialist model of mental health and substance use-oriented peer support. They use their unique set of lived experiences and recovery in combination with comprehensive skills-training, including continuing education, to support people living with mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Tellurian’s PAIR Team provides community based peer support services. We offer a team of diverse certified peer specialists, who can work side by side with individuals while assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, supporting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

Peer support specialists work with each peer to cultivate an empowering and supportive relationship while providing:

  • An empowering and supportive relationship
  • Use self-disclosure and their own lived experience to assist in supporting their peers
  • Information about community and recovery-oriented resources
  • Facilitated person-centered goal setting
  • Trauma-informed and person-centered approach
  • Hope for recovery and wellness


For information about funding sources and how to be paired with a Peer Support Specialist, contact:

The MAT Program

Tellurian’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program is now available to adult residents of Wisconsin. Our Community Recovery Specialists (CRS) provide case management services and support to individuals seeking recovery from heroin and/or prescription opiate drug addiction. These services include:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program and Recovery Support information and education
  • Access and referral to naltrexone and buprenorphine medication through local treatment providers
  • Referrals to physicians and medical clinics for primary medical care as needed
  • Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health Disorder assessments, and Recovery and Treatment Planning based on each individual’s unique needs and preferences
  • Referral and coordination of substance use disorder and mental health treatment
  • Referrals to additional community support and recovery services
  • Referrals and assistance to resources within the community for which you may qualify, including housing assistance, Medicaid or Medicare, Social Security, and the Food Share Program

Call today to speak with a Tellurian MAT Community Recovery Specialist (608) 204-8447.


Tellurian’s Private Case Management provides highly individualized services to persons with mental health disorders and / or substance abuse issues. The program accepts referrals from agencies as well as directly from individuals in the community.

The goal of the Private Case Management program is to support individuals in successful community living by increasing their skills, life satisfaction, independence and integration into their community. The Private Case Management services provided by Tellurian are billed on an hourly basis and does not accept insurance. Typically, there is no waiting list.

  • Symptom Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Money Management
  • Vocational Support
  • Assistance with Daily Living Activities
  • Medical Referral
  • Risk Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Housing Coordination
  • Benefit Assistance
  • Psychiatric Referral
  • Diagnostic
  • Recovery Planning


Tellurian believes that successful sobriety hinges on forming new habits in healthy environments. In order to provide this opportunity, Tellurian has opened sober living accommodations for those that have completed at 30-day treatment program, and wish to continue their journey with extended wrap-around services. Please read about each location by clicking on the options below.


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The process of treatment begins with a phone call by you, an affected family member or loved one, requesting an assessment. Tellurian does not automatically assume a diagnosis of alcoholism, addiction or other problems, without first conducting an assessment and evaluation by one of the center’s highly trained and certified staff.

When you call, you will speak with an Admissions Counselor who will guide you through a brief, confidential telephone assessment, followed by an appointment with a counselor. Once the assessment is completed, and if treatment is recommended, the counselor will determine the most appropriate level of care based on the individual needs of the patient.