Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Merrill, Wisconsin

Merrill, Wisconsin Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

The Wisconsin River runs through Merrill into Alexander Lake, a haven for fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and biking. Merrill is home to 17 parks and various scenic areas, as well as more than 9,000 people.

As in any city, there are people in Merrill who struggle with substance abuse. Fortunately, one Merrill alcohol and drug rehab center is available to help.

Some components of treatment may be nutrition, exercise, counseling, education, and problem-solving. Friends and family are encouraged to participate and learn to be a support network.

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Drug Abuse In Merrill And Lincoln County

Methamphetamine abuse and trafficking are severe issues in Merrill and Lincoln County. While opioid overdose deaths and hospitalization are relatively infrequent in this area, several reports of methamphetamine have surfaced in 2018, such as the following:

Police found $1,000 worth of methamphetamine in a Merrill man’s vehicle during a traffic stop in August.
A Wausau man was placed in the Lincoln County jail in July for methamphetamine possession and trafficking. 17.6 grams of methamphetamine were found in his vehicle.

Lincoln County views mental health and substance abuse as a health priority. The county works to support positive mental health through prevention, education, and outreach. This is primarily targeted at high school students and individuals who abuse drugs or alcohol.

Living At Home During Treatment

Some people find it challenging to live at home during treatment. It can be hard to live substance-free when you’re in the same environment where you abused drugs or alcohol. Traveling for treatment often means living at a residential facility, which gives you a fresh start to focus on recovery.

Leaving home also gives you more options. Rather than settling for the limited programs in your town or county, you can compare rehab centers across the country and find one that best fits your needs. A treatment program is an important step toward recovery, and choosing the right one can make all the difference.

Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers Near Merrill

Merrill is less than an hour’s drive from the following alcohol and drug rehab centers, which include two inpatient facilities. Enrolling in a residential program close to home gives a person distance from everyday distractions while keeping them close enough for their family members to be actively involved. For those who choose outpatient care, the travel time to these nearby cities is manageable.

An individualized treatment plan may include interactive journaling, art, music, recovery groups, education, and individual or group therapy.

Treatment considers a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and may include individual, group, and family therapy.

Services are provided to adults and adolescents and may include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and family therapy.

To explore more alcohol and drug rehab centers in Wisconsin or surrounding states, reach out to our treatment professionals today.

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