Waukesha, WI Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

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Substance Abuse Stats in Waukesha, Wisconsin  

Are you wondering what substance abuse stats look like in Waukesha, Wisconsin? This city on the outskirts of the Milwaukee suburbs shows some alarming substance abuse trends:

  • 68 opioid deaths were recorded in Waukesha County in 2017. This number dropped to 56 in 2018.
  • Men ages 18-44 made up the largest contingent of these deaths.
  • Emergency room visits were 41.4 per 100,000 people, continuing a sharp increase over the past five years.

If you’re struggling with substance abuse whether opioids or some other substance, help is available through rehab.

Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab is one option, generally less expensive than inpatient. One advantage of outpatient rehab is the greater degree of freedom. Patients go home to their families every night. Of course, that means less accountability and more chance of access to addictive substances, too. Consider outpatient rehab for mild addictions, especially if you have a good network of support.

Inpatient rehab is more expensive and more restrictive, offering 24/7 care. Outcomes are generally better, especially for those without a strong network of support.

How Long Can Treatment at Rehab Last?

In general, the longer, the better. You should choose the longest program that’s possible for your life situation, as longer programs have better outcomes. Typical lengths include 30, 60, 90, 120 days and even a year or more. We recommend at least 90 days for most patients. This could be a combination of inpatient and outpatient.

What to Expect at Rehab

Methods of treatment vary from facility to facility (not every facility is geographically positioned for nature therapy, and some aren’t equipped for art therapy, for example). And good treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual, so no two rehab journeys will look exactly the same.

You can expect a wide range of therapies, from cognitive behavioral therapy to group talk therapy. You may also need to undergo a detox program.

When Would You Need to Go to Detox?

Not everyone entering rehab needs to go to detox, so how do you know if you do? If you are dealing with an uncontrolled addiction—one where you can’t stop yourself from using—you need detox. The same is true if your addiction is substantially interfering with your personal life. If you’ve been addicted without treatment for a long time, this may also be a sign that you need to go to detox.

How Long Is Detox?

Detox programs can be as short as a few days or last several weeks or more. These and other factors play into the appropriate detox program length:

  • Physical characteristics (height, weight, age, health)
  • How long you’ve been addicted
  • What you’re addicted to

Talk to your care provider for more specific information tailored to your situation.