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Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

The state of Wisconsin spends millions of dollars in public funds each year on hospitalizations and treatment for substance use disorders. Drug and alcohol abuse is responsible for thousands of traffic accidents, arrests, and deaths in the state.

Madison, the state capital and second largest city in Wisconsin, is not exempt from these troubles. Many individuals in Madison suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Fortunately, there are several rehab centers in the area that provide comprehensive and individualized care.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Madison

For individuals who live outside of Madison, or who cannot find the right program in the capital city, there are several options in cities near Madison, such as:

Recovering individuals may participate in expressive arts, yoga, canoeing, and other forms of exercise. Treatment is tailored to the individual by highly trained addiction professionals and may include treatment for co-occurring mental disorders.

Rehab programs can be geared toward individuals who need more than outpatient counseling but are stable enough that residential treatment is not necessary. Treatment includes individual and group therapy, education, family involvement, and a biopsychosocial/spiritual model.

Substance Abuse Issues In Madison And Dane County

Madison is no stranger to substance abuse issues and drug trafficking. In the past year, police have encountered several different drugs being distributed on the street. This, paired with the rise in overdose deaths, reveals a problem that could claim the lives of many Madison residents.

  • Madison police seized a kilogram of cocaine, eight guns, and $60,000 cash in a recent drug bust.
  • Eleven people in a methamphetamine distribution ring were arrested in early 2018 for bringing meth to Madison from California.
  • There were twice as many heroin overdoses in the first eight months of 2018 than there were during the first eight months of 2017.
  • There are more deaths per year in Madison due to drug overdose than traffic accidents.

Traveling For Treatment

Sometimes it helps to get away from home during addiction treatment. While the home environment is comfortable, it is often a trigger to negative behaviors like substance abuse. Leaving one’s home city—or even home state—for treatment may be a necessary step toward recovery.

Being willing to travel for treatment also opens up many more options. Finding the right program is vital to treatment success. To learn more about treatment options in Madison and surrounding areas, contact our specialists today.

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