Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and the 31st largest in the United States. Home to nearly 600,000 people, Milwaukee has expanded considerably in the last two decades. Unfortunately, Milwaukee has also seen an increase in drug and alcohol abuse issues in recent years. Alcohol and drug rehab centers in the city and Milwaukee county work to provide comprehensive care for individuals who struggle with addiction and substance abuse.

Rehab Centers In Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee has several alcohol and drug rehab centers within the city limits. These facilities have helped many people in the Wisconsin area overcome addiction through evidence-based therapies and individualized care.

Rehab Centers Near Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If someone is unable to find the right addiction treatment program in Milwaukee, they may look to surrounding cities. There are several quality alcohol and drug rehab centers in the area surrounding Milwaukee.

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Substance Abuse In Milwaukee And Milwaukee County

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise in Milwaukee and have claimed the lives of some individuals who never expected it would happen to them.

  • There were 277 drug overdose deaths in Milwaukee County in 2017, which was nearly three times the homicide rate.
  • 21 percent of overdose deaths in Milwaukee County in 2018 were among individuals aged 55 and older, many of whom were taking opioids for pain relief.
  • The number of deaths related to cocaine tripled in the last five years, and many of them involved an opioid drug like fentanyl.

Traveling For The Best Program

It is important for a person to consider what best fits their unique needs when searching for treatment. The right program for them may not be the most convenient or closest rehab center to home. Exploring options outside of one’s hometown—or even home state—may help someone find a place that truly changes their life.

For more information on addiction treatment options in Milwaukee and surrounding areas, contact us today.

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