Sauk Prairie CARE Recovery

Sauk Prairie CARE Recovery
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Community Activated Recovery Enhancement (CARE) assists individuals to abstain from using alcohol and opioids by using the non-addictive medically assisted treatment medication called Vivitrol. CARE is an integrated system putting each individual at the center of their treatment, which empowers the individual to make better life choices.

What makes the St. Vincent de Paul CARE Outpatient Addiction Program different? Many inpatient and outpatient programs prescribe medications that are simply “other” opiates to maintain addiction rather than actually treat and remove addiction. Our program exclusively utilizes Naltrexone/Vivitrol to completely block the effects of opioids. However, this is only one small piece of the bigger picture. We significantly emphasize tailored or individualized treatment plans that always include referrals to psycho-social services, group therapy (NA and AA), and inclusion of family and other support systems into the recovery plan. Our providers and supportive staff are sincerely invested in each individual’s recovery.

Program Goals

  1. Assist with individual’s ability to abstain from using alcohol and opioids by using the non-addictive medically assisted treatment medication Natrexone (Vivitrol) combined with behavioral health therapy.
  2. Offer Resources and options to individuals learning to cope with cravings and life’s stressors.
  3. Offer options focused on the many pathways to recovery.
  4. Assist individuals with substance use disorders to integrate back in to family systems, healthy relationships, healthy lifestyles, and to become functional members of society.
  5. Connect individuals to the personalized systems of care and resources necessary to lead a physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy life, as well as improve overall quality of life.
  6. Empower individuals to break free from the chains of addiction and regain control and freedom of choice; empower individuals to reclaim the life that was stolen by addiction.

About Addiction

Addiction, up until very recently, has often been mistakenly thought of and treated as nothing more than a poor life choice made by individuals with a “bad” moral character. The medical community, law enforcement and justice systems, psychology, and social services communities are all beginning to understand that addiction is a very complicated chronic illness of the brain that includes physical, mental (cognitive and behavioral), emotional, and social components. Addiction is a disease that not only negatively affects the individual struggling with the condition, but also significantly impacts family, friends, and the community.

Addiction can be treated and overcome using an integrated multi-disciplinary approach that requires medical treatment, mental health services, social services, and healthy support systems. Most importantly, the individual struggling with addiction must truly and sincerely desire change and be willing to put forth the enormous effort that is required to be successful in sobriety and recovery through abstaining from substance use.

Medically Assisted Treatment

Naltrexone (Vivitrol®) is a complete opioid receptor blocker and true treatment that is administered either by a once a day tablet or once a month injection. Naltrexone can only be administered after an individual completes detoxification by going through opioid withdrawal. Naltrexone reduces and often completely eliminates the physical and psychological cravings, allowing the brain activity to “calm down” enough for the individual to regain control of thoughts and behaviors. Naltrexone therapy also allows the individual to be more mindfully present during Alcohol and Other Drugs of Addiction (AODA) counseling, Mental Health counseling, and to have improved focus while rebuilding a sober life.

You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.


St. Vincent de Paul
Sauk Prairie Recovery
608-644-0504 ext. 12

St. Vincent de Paul
815 19th Street
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578