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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

In Milwaukee County, from 1999 to 2016, there were:

  • 21 deaths from acute alcohol intoxication
  • 372 deaths from alcohol abuse
  • 381 deaths from alcohol addiction
  • 17 deaths from alcohol induced psychosis
  • 11 deaths from alcohol withdrawal
  • 10 deaths from other alcohol problems

Alcoholism is a very difficult problem to face alone, which is why reaching out for help is so important. There are treatment centers in your area that can help. Within 30 miles of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are 68 substance abuse treatment centers, and in the state of Wisconsin you will find 273 of the, 222 of which help patients dealing with alcoholism alone.7,1

Milwaukee WisconsinDifferent facilities offer different levels of care for people struggling with different levels of addiction. This is why, in Wisconsin, there are 232 outpatient, 43 residential, and 27 hospital inpatient facilities.1

The closest American Addiction Centers (AAC) facility is  Oxford Treatment Center which you will find in the calm rolling hills in North Mississippi. This residential program develops personalized treatment plans for patients who get several therapy and medical appointments each week. Medical staff is available at all hours to help patients as they undergo withdrawal symptoms and for related health and safety concerns.

By combining traditional and relatively experimental therapeutic techniques, Oxford achieves much higher success rates than most facilities. Techniques include holistic and alternative therapies like equine therapy in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy and other traditional approaches. The facility has a gym, golf, frisbee golf, a labyrinth, a sand volleyball court, and a ropes course.

You can look for other programs near Milwaukee, Wisconsin using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) list for rehabilitation facilities, which you can find here.

Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

When you are physically dependent on alcohol, you experience withdrawal symptoms when you cease consumption of alcohol. Depending on how strong the physical dependence is, withdrawals can range from mild to potentially lethal. Some symptoms can include  irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, raised heart rate, seizures, and delirium tremens, with the possibility of death.2

Due to these risks it can be dangerous to face withdrawals alone and especially difficult to quit. When patients undergo medical detox they receive medical treatment and supervision for the symptoms of withdrawal not just to alleviate the symptoms but to ensure health and safety during the process. Physicians are available at all hours of the day in a medical detox facility.3 In Wisconsin there are 27 hospital inpatient facilities.1

You can find detox facilities near Milwaukee, Wisconsin by searching the SAMHSA directory here.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

Not all insurance plans cover treatment in a substance abuse facility, but some do. You will have to check with your provider to see if your plan covers it and if out of state coverage is available. Some common providers are:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna

Why Choose American Addiction Centers?

A national organization with a portfolio of substance abuse facilities, American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers all patients high quality care, a 90-day promise, and an alumni support system. The 90-day promise keeps facilities beholden to patients by offering an extra 30 days of treatment to any patient that suffers a relapse within 90 days of completing treatment.

The alumni support system continues to offer additional support with regular check-ins as well as by hosting fun gatherings and events to assist in long term recovery.

State-Funded Insurance (i.e. Medicaid)

72 million Americans are served by a federal healthcare coverage program called Medicaid.4 This program is primarily for low income adults and their children, but it is also available to people with certain types of disabilities and to the elderly. This federal program is only partially funded by the federal government, and each state administers Medicaid separately.4

If you were turned down for Medicaid before, you may be eligible now, even if your financial situation is unchanged, if you last applied before the Affordable Care Act was passed. It raised the income and asset ceilings to allow more people into the program. While not all treatment centers take Medicaid, 235 centers in Wisconsin do, making up 86.1 percent of the centers in the state.1

Check your eligibility here.


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