Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Hurley, Wisconsin

Hurley, Wisconsin Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

The seat of Iron County, Hurley is full of places to relax in nature. There are more than 30 waterfalls in the area, as well as numerous hiking trails and national forests. As a small rural town, Hurley does not have many resources for substance abuse treatment, but one facility offers guidance to those who need it. It also refers people to more intensive treatment, such as inpatient care, if needed. In the case of a referral, the individual works with their AODA counselor from the Health Services Department to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers Near Hurley

Hurley is in a remote location on the border of Michigan. Some Michigan drug rehab centers are closer to Hurley residents than other Wisconsin facilities. For those who wish to stay in state for treatment, Ashland is less than an hour away and offers several addiction treatment programs.

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Substance Abuse In Hurley And Iron County

The rates of opioid overdose deaths have been steadily increasing in Wisconsin for the last two decades. The most significant rise between two years was from 2015 to 2016. This jump is mainly due to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Wisconsin is also known for its prevalence of heavy drinking and methamphetamine. Hurley and Iron County are fortunate to have few of these issues. Iron County has low percentages of opioid overdose deaths and hospitalizations as well as methamphetamine presence. However, the county has a startlingly high rate of neonatal drug addiction.

Traveling For Treatment

Some Hurley residents may want to travel to Michigan for treatment because of its proximity to home. Others may choose to look in major metropolitan areas, such as Eau Claire or Green Bay.

There are several benefits to traveling for treatment, such as:

  • The ability to compare more programs and choose the best fit for individual needs
  • Leaving behind a familiar environment that may trigger substance abuse
  • Enrolling in a residential program that provides a supportive community for recovery in every area of life

To learn more about alcohol and drug rehab centers in Wisconsin or surrounding states, please contact our treatment specialists today.

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