Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Oak Creek, Wisconsin Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Oak Creek is home to roughly 36,000 people. It was recently named one of the best places to live in Wisconsin for its low crime rates and quality schools. Still, Oak Creek residents may suffer from addiction, and people from nearby small towns may search for treatment there.

Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers Near Oak Creek

There are no addiction treatment facilities within the city limits, but there are numerous alcohol and drug rehab centers near Oak Creek. As a suburb of Milwaukee, Oak Creek is close to some bigger cities, such as Racine and Kenosha. It is also near Elm Grove, home to a facility that plans to open a second location in Oak Creek.

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Substance Abuse In Oak Creek And Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County has very high rates of overdose deaths and hospitalizations when it comes to opioid drugs. An increasing amount of overdoses in Milwaukee involve cocaine that is mixed with heroin or fentanyl. There were several heroin-related incidents during 2018 that put the lives of Oak Creek residents at risk:

  • One Oak Creek man crashed into a police car when his brakes failed. The K9 unit on the scene discovered crack cocaine and heroin in his vehicle.
  • Another man from Oak Creek fired shots into a car containing four children after taking Xanax, cocaine, and heroin and robbing a Meijer store.
  • Police were able to revive a man in Oak Creek with Narcan (naloxone) after he overdosed on heroin, which could have been fatal.

In July 2019, a new rule will become effective that requires some Oak Creek High School students to undergo drug testing. This applies to students who wish to park on campus as well as those who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. The goal is to limit drug use among young people, as substance abuse issues often begin in adolescence.

Finding The Best Treatment Program

Finding the best treatment program for your needs is a vital step toward recovery. A program that is close to home is not always the best one. Exploring rehab centers that require travel allows you to compare and contrast them before deciding. This lowers the chance that a program will be a poor fit for your personal beliefs or situation.

Traveling for treatment may also increase the chance of success. Many people find it difficult to receive treatment while living at home because they are surrounded by triggers to substance use. Removing yourself from this environment until you have developed a strong foundation in recovery can go a long way toward preventing relapse.

To explore alcohol and drug rehab centers throughout Wisconsin, contact one of our treatment professionals today.

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