Moving On from Addiction in Wisconsin
If you are seeking treatment options nearby, you may find that much of the information available online contradicts one another. That is precisely why it is important to have help finding effective rehabilitation solutions that can help make a difference. Drug and Alcohol Rehabs is a complimentary service available if you are from the Badger State. It does not matter if you are from Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, or surrounding areas, our qualified counselors know a possible option nearby. Because our qualified counselors have decades of experience in the field, they know the best available drug rehab centers in Wisconsin, regardless of what your situation may be.
Current Threats in the State
The drug threat throughout the state varies geographically. Of concern in eastern and central Wisconsin are the availability, distribution and abuse of powder and crack cocaine; the increasing availability of high purity heroin and the number of new users, particularly in the Milwaukee area. Marijuana remains the most readily available and most widely abused drug throughout the state. Methamphetamine production and use are expanding from the neighboring states of Iowa and Minnesota into northwestern and southwestern Wisconsin. Three types of organizations are responsible for most of the transportation and wholesale distribution of drugs: Mexican drug trafficking organizations that transport cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, Nigerian criminal groups that distribute Southeast Asian heroin and Dominican criminal groups that distribute cocaine and South American heroin. African American and Hispanic street gangs, particularly organized street gangs such as the Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords and Latin Kings, dominate the street-level distribution of most drugs, particularly crack cocaine.
Stop! Before you send your loved one to a drug rehab center based only on cost or location, contact us to find out what types of rehabilitation programs have the best recovery rates.
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Can You Make Someone Seek Help?
Watching someone destroy his or her life because of addiction can be devastating. Many times people feel unsure and lost, not knowing what they can do to help. Our professional counselors have received the same question countless times in a number of different ways, "can I force someone into seeking treatment?"
The answer unfortunately, is not always clear. It is possible for family members to force people struggling with dependence into rehab legally, in a number of different states. While there is currently a call for other states which do not have such an option on the books to adopt the same measure, it may be some time before each state has similar laws. There are a number of different steps that you can take to help someone receive the help they need if mandatory rehabilitation is not an option:
- Educate yourself – While it may be difficult to comprehend the depths of addiction for people who have not experienced it firsthand, it is possible to study the subject and learn as much as you can. There are countless books and websites written on the subject, but as you may have already noticed, sometimes you receive conflicting information. That is why it is an important step to learn more about possible treatment facilities that have a proven track record of success and have the statistics to back it up. The more you learn about the problem, the better you are able to help someone in the future.
- Consider an intervention – Sometimes people are so wrapped up in their addiction that it becomes difficult for them to realize that a problem exists. Other times they are simply ignoring the fact that a problem exists because they refuse to seek help. During a formal intervention, family and loved ones will confront the person struggling with addiction and try to confront him or her to seek help. Interventions may be done with the best of intentions, but it is always recommended to have a professional rehab specialist present. There are a number of cases where a well-intended intervention only led to the people isolating themselves even further. Again, start by doing the research so you have a basic understanding and remember that it is OK to ask for help – in fact, it is highly recommended you do so.
- Stop enabling – There is a very good chance that you or someone close to you may be enabling the very person you want to see change. It is important to learn more about enabling behaviors and setting healthy boundaries. You have to clearly establish boundaries to let him or her know what type of behavior is considered acceptable and what is not. Sometimes we do not consider these small things as being problematic. Things such as calling in sick for them at work if their addiction left them unable to be there. It is important to let them know that you will always be available if they want help with their recovery, but you are no longer going to facilitate or enable their addiction. For many people that are struggling with chemical dependency, this is the first time that their problem becomes "real." That is because they are required to deal with their own problems rather than rely on someone to help them out.
- Remain supportive – It may sound counterintuitive to remain supportive when we just told you to "stop enabling," but rest assured that both are very different things. You have to maintain support and healthy communication. There is a large difference between being supportive for actual problems and allowing others to use you to enable their addiction.
Finding the Right Option
If you are ready to make a change, give us a call today. Our professional counselors will listen to your specific circumstances and provide information accordingly. Dependence does not have to be a problem that continues until it spirals a person's life out of control, it can be treated and you can find someone to help you through the difficult times. If you are interested in finding a facility near you that will help you or someone you care about on the path to sobriety or want to learn more about a particular method that you may have questions about, please contact us.
Call 1-800-964-1075 today and find out how much your life can change with one simple call.
Important Local Contact Information:
Department of Corrections
Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Center
(608) 262-7507 or (800) 248-9244
Office Safe and Drug Free Schools
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Local Recovery Centers:
Arbor Place Inc.
320 21st Street NE
Menomonie, WI 54751
166 South Park Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
201 South Glenridge Court
Appleton, WI 54914
3136 Craig Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Herrington Recovery Center
34700 Valley Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Jackie Nitschke Center Inc.
630 Cherry Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
Koinonia Residential Treatment Center
1991 Winnebago Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Matt Talbot Recovery Center
2613 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Mooring Programs Inc.
607 West 7th Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Nova Treatment Center
3240 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Contact us for alcohol and other drug rehab referral services for Wisconsin. Call 1-800-964-1075.
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