Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Appleton, Wisconsin
Alcohol And Drug Abuse In Appleton And Outagamie County
Appleton is the third drunkest city in the United States. It has one of the highest rates of individuals who drink excessively by binging on alcohol or drinking more than a moderate amount (more than 7 drinks in a week for women or over 14 for men).
Other substance abuse issues in Outagamie County are:
- Police report that drugged-driving incidents in Outagamie County are increasing, but drug-related traffic fatalities are decreasing.
- A growing number of children in Outagamie County are being placed in foster care because of their parents’ substance abuse.
The Outagamie County Pre-Action Network aims to prevent substance abuse by reaching out to young people through schools and the community. The goal of this program is to “reduce risk factors” and “enhance protective factors.”
Unfortunately, some individuals in Appleton suffer from addiction despite preventative measures.