Learn More About Rehabs in Wisconsin

Nicknamed The Badger State, Wisconsin is beloved for its many ethnic festivals, its dairy farming, its cheesemaking, and its celebration of polka and all things badger. Outdoor enthusiasts love to kayak the Apostle Islands and bike the trails of the Chippewa Valley. While people in the southeastern part of the state enjoy art, natural science, and history museums, as well as world-class dining, shopping, and music. The 5,778,708 residents are an eclectic mix of people enjoying the many amenities Wisconsin has to offer.

Milwaukee, the state’s largest city, is a leading distribution center and transportation hub for lawful goods, a position that has also made it a strategic center for the distribution and transportation of drugs in Wisconsin. The high level of trafficking contributes to crack cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine addiction throughout the state. The Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services reports substance abuse is the fourth leading cause of death in the state, and there is no region that does not sit in the shadow of this disease.

Wisconsin Addiction Stats

  • Drug deaths where heroin is referenced have increased from 5 percent in 2006 to 33 percent in 2014
  • The highest rate of nonmedical use of pain relievers in Wisconsin is reported by 18-25 year olds
  • 64 percent of Wisconsin residents in adult correction have a substance use disorder
  • 90 percent of identity theft cases are caused by drug users, typically meth users
  • From 2011 to 2012 there was an increase of 19.4 percent in arrests for the sale of synthetic narcotics in Wisconsin, and there was a 14.4 percent increase in arrests for possession of synthetic narcotics


Causes & Signs of Drug Abuse

The causes of drug abuse are many and varied. Countless people begin abusing drugs recreationally as part of their social scene. But, others may only begin doing so to self-medicate an existing physical or mental health issue that is troubling them. And, there are people who initially use the drugs they become addicted to because they have been prescribed to them.

Every person who abuses drugs will not become addicted, but every person who is addicted begins by abusing drugs. A period of regular use will trigger psychological and physical dependency, leading users to require larger quantities of the substance to get the same effect. Soon, withdrawal symptoms will set in when you aren’t using. Then, your drug use will be compulsive and out of your control.

Denial is a big part of addiction, which makes it hard to honestly assess your substance use and make a determination about whether you need professional treatment. However, these are some sign that indicates rehab is necessary:

  • You lie to the people around you about your substance use and attempt to hide it
  • You attempt to lessen or cease your substance use and are unable to do so
  • You spend the majority of your day engaging in substance use or thinking about it
  • You keep using even though it is causing persistent social problems

Getting Help in Wisconsin

If you need help finding a treatment program for addiction or mental health disorders, we encourage you to call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) free 24/7 national helpline: [phone]. SAMHSA will connect you to local treatment options in Wisconsin, as well as state-funded treatment if you do not have insurance coverage.

You can also look up local treatment centers in Wisconsin here.

If you are in immediate need of medical attention, please dial 911.

Choosing From Many Wisconsin Rehabs

The degree to which a rehab program is effective depends upon how well the services, setting, and interventions match your needs and problems. You must consider your situation very carefully and research drug rehab Wisconsin centers.

  • Speak with people who have gone through addiction treatment

    Among your family and friends there may be one or more people who have attended a Wisconsin rehab program. Spend time with these people and ask them about their experiences. Even though their needs won’t be an exact match for yours, you can use what they tell you to increase your awareness of what will work for you.

  • Ask your family and friends for help

    Recovery will take a lot of commitment and hard work, but you will never get to that point if you allow yourself to be discouraged before you choose a Wisconsin rehab center. Reach out to the people who care about you and let them know you want to enter treatment. Tell them that you are overwhelmed by the number of options and the amount of information you have to take in. They will give you the help and support that you need.

  • Prioritize what you want over what you need

    It is natural to be attracted to the type of treatment that seems the most comfortable, the easiest. You may, for example, want to pick an outpatient Wisconsin rehab center because you like the idea of returning to your home each night to sleep. However, if you have a severe or long-term addiction, outpatient treatment may not be sufficiently rigorous. Participate in self-reflection and be upfront with yourself about what you need.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on Addictions.com.

All calls are private and confidential.