Substance abuse can have a powerful effect on individuals, their families, and their communities in Wisconsin. Drug and alcohol abuse can impede a person’s judgment in ways that lead to traffic accidents, poor health, and even death. Substance abuse is a special problem in Wisconsin. Fortunately, Wisconsin inpatient drug rehabs can help.

Wisconsin Inpatient Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers

Rogers Herrington Recovery Center

Rogers Herrington Recovery Center offers focused therapy in a residential setting with an average stay of about 30 days. This Wisconsin inpatient drug rehab is ideally located in a serene, rural lakeside setting on a 50-acre home campus, nestled on the tranquil shores of Upper Nashotah Lake in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Rogers Herrington Recovery Center features private gathering spaces, peaceful spaces, a resource room, an inspiring view of the lake, a rooftop garden, and access to beautiful walking paths.

Jackie Nitschke Center

Jackie Nitschke Center has offered affordable, superior alcohol and drug treatment in a home-like environment for nearly 50 years. They use scientifically proven techniques combined with a focus on family involvement. A 28-day in their residential treatment center provides a range of therapeutic experiences, such as individual, group and family counseling, involvement in recovery, participation in support groups, leisure activities and physical exercise. Continuing care helps adult clients stay on the path to recovery.

Nova Counseling Services, Inc.

Nova Counseling Services has aimed to provide the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost for nearly than 30 years. They base their treatment approach on the principles of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous® (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous, as these principles are the most effective support mechanisms for abstinence and recovery from drugs and alcohol. Nova Counseling Services offers residential treatment and a 90-day halfway house, along with other elements of aftercare.

Koinonia Options Counseling Services

Koinonia is a Greek word that means “fellowship around a common goal,” a name that accurately represents Koinonia’s goal of providing treatment to every person who needs it. Established in 1974 on a beautiful 10-acre, naturally wooded site in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Koinonia is a beautiful and safe place to heal. Treatments at Koinonia include group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, spirituality, support groups, and personal wellness.

Wisconsin Alcohol Abuse 

Alcohol consumption is consistently higher in Wisconsin than it is in the United States as a whole, according to the Wisconsin Department of Human Services. The rate of current alcohol consumption in Wisconsin is well above the national median for drinking at 63 percent versus 53 percent, respectively.

Wisconsin typically ranks highest or second highest in binge drinking, which is drinking a large amount of alcohol quickly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that binge drinking is when a man consumes five or more alcoholic beverages in just two hours or less, or a woman drinks four or more alcoholic beverages in that amount of time. At 22 percent, the State of Wisconsin had the third highest rate of binge drinking among all the states and territories of the U.S.

Excessive alcohol consumption and binge drinking can pose public health hazards and personal health problems. Alcohol is the state’s primary cause of fatal crashes caused by drivers in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, as alcohol is involved in about 4.3 percent of all crashes there. Alcohol played a role in 5,174 vehicle crashes in Wisconsin in 2015. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 190 traffic deaths that year, accounting for 34 percent of all traffic fatalities.

Alcohol can cause major health problems for the consumer too. Regular alcohol use can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, cirrhosis and liver disease, pancreatitis, cancer, immune system problems and even interfere with brain function, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Drug Overdose Rates in Wisconsin

The use of illegal drugs is also a problem in Wisconsin. About 3 percent of people in the state have used illicit drugs within the previous year. Using illicit drugs or misusing prescription drugs can cause physical and mental dependence on drugs. Someone who uses illicit drugs for a long time or at high doses has an increased risk for physical and mental dependence. He or she also has a higher risk of dying from a drug overdose.

The number of emergency department visits for overdose from opioids jumped 29.7 percent nationally in just one year from 2016 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of ED visits for opioid overdoses skyrocketed an astounding 109 percent in that one year.

The number of drug overdose deaths is also rising. More than 63,600 people lost their lives to drug overdoses in the United States in 2016, which is more than three times the drug overdose rate in 1999. Wisconsin saw a significant 24.5 percent increase in their drug overdose rate from 2015 to 2016, according to the CDC. In 2016, opioid overdoses claimed the lives of 614 people in 2015 and 827 people in 2016. By comparison, only 111 people died from opioid overdoses in 2000. Clearly, the problem is getting worse.

Wisconsin Drug Rehab for Substance Abuse

Substance abuse problems are as unique as the people who experience them. Every person with a drug or alcohol problem developed the issue in his or her own way. One person might have started drinking at an early age, for example, while another may have started misusing prescription painkillers. A wide variety of Wisconsin drug rehab treatment approaches help people in the state get the treatment they need to stop using drugs or alcohol.

Treatment can help someone stop using drugs, alcohol, or both. Recovery may occur in inpatient and outpatient settings, depending on a person’s needs, and be short-term or long-term. Short-term treatment lasting fewer than 30 days may be appropriate for some people with minor rehabilitation needs, but most people with substance abuse issues benefit from long-term treatment lasting longer than 30 days. This extended Wisconsin inpatient drug rehab approach gives individuals the time they need to recover from substance abuse, recognize the reasons behind their drug or alcohol use, and develop the tools to avoid substance abuse in the future.

Substance abuse treatment usually consists of two phases: detoxification and rehabilitation. Detoxification addresses the physical complications of drug or alcohol abuse and helps the individual overcome drug withdrawal or alcohol “DTs” through medicines. Rehabilitation focuses on changing the attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors associated with drug or alcohol abuse. Both treatment phases are essential to a complete recovery.



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