Wisconsin Alcohol Rehab And Drug Treatment Programs

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Wisconsin State Census Facts

Wisconsin Population Facts

Wisconsin Total population: 5,598,453

Wisconsin Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 5.40%

Males in Wisconsin: 2,782,669

Females in Wisconsin: 2,815,784

Median age in Wisconsin (years): 37.9

Under 5 years in Wisconsin: 355,018

18 years and over in Wisconsin: 4,280,606

65 years and over in Wisconsin: 736,743

One race in Wisconsin: 5,517,746

White in Wisconsin: 4,905,879

Black or African American in Wisconsin: 330,667

American Indian and Alaska Native: 47,892

Asian in Wisconsin: 111,785

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1,731

Some other race in Wisconsin: 119,792

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Wisconsin: 80,707

Hispanic or Latino in Wisconsin (of any race): 274,570

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 56.50%

Foreign born people in Wisconsin, percent, 2000: 3.60%

Language other than English spoken at home in Wisconsin, pct age 5+, 2000: 7.30%

Wisconsis High school graduates, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 85.10%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Wisconsin, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 22.40%

People in Wisconsin with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 790,917

Mean travel time to work in Wisconsin (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 20.8

Wisconsin Housing units, 2008: 2,569,430

Wisconsin Homeownership rate, 2000: 68.40%

Wisconsin Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 26.20%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Wisconsin, 2000: $112,200

Households in Wisconsin, 2000: 2,084,544

Wisconsin People per household, 2000: 2.5

Median household income in Wisconsin, 2008: $52,103

Per capita money income in Wisconsin, 1999: $21,271

People below poverty level in Wisconsin, percent, 2008: 10.50%

Wisconsin Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Wisconsin, 2007: 146,286

Private nonfarm employment in Wisconsin, 2007: 2,484,051

Private nonfarm employment in Wisconsin, percent change 2000-2007: 2.90%

Nonemployer establishments in Wisconsin, 2007: 327,419

Total number of businesses in Wisconsin, 2002: 393,241

Black-owned businesses in Wisconsin, percent, 2002: 1.70%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.60%

Asian-owned businesses in Wisconsin, percent, 2002: 1.30%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.00%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Wisconsin, percent, 2002: 1.00%

Women-owned businesses in Wisconsin, percent, 2002: 26.50%

Wisconsin Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 124,664,004

Wisconsin Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000): 68,510,712

Wisconsin Retail sales, 2002 ($1000): 59,978,700

Wisconsin Retail sales per capita, 2002: $11,025

Wisconsin Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 6,885,765

Building permits in Wisconsin, 2008: 15,509

Federal spending in Wisconsin, 2008: 40,136,671

Wisconsin Geography Facts

Wisconsin Land area, 2000 (square miles): 54,310.10

Wisconsin People per square mile, 2000: 98.8

Wisconsin Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Wisconsin Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Wisconsin: 2.43

Average family size in Wisconsin: 2.99

Wisconsin Population 25 years and over: 3,727,936

Wisconsin Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over): 447,746

Foreign born in Wisconsin: 247,711

Male, Now married, except separated in Wisconsin (population 15 years and over): 1,203,624

Female, Now married, except separated in Wisconsin (population 15 years and over): 1,182,104

Speak a language other than English at home in Wisconsin (population 5 years and over): 425,729

Household population in Wisconsin: 5,436,293

Wisconsin Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 3,080,419

Mean travel time to work in minutes in Wisconsin (workers 16 years and over): 21.3

Median household income in Wisconsin (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 52,249

Median family income in Wisconsin (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 65,268

Per capita income in Wisconsin (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 26,824

Wisconsin Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Wisconsin: 2,548,132

Occupied housing units in Wisconsin: 2,236,518

Owner-occupied housing units in Wisconsin: 1,571,985

Renter-occupied housing units in Wisconsin: 664,533

Vacant housing units in Wisconsin: 311,614

Owner-occupied homes in Wisconsin: 1,571,985

Median value (dollars): 168,500

With a mortgage in Wisconsin (dollars): 1,426

Not mortgaged in Wisconsin (dollars): 495

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Wisconsin can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Facilities, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Wisconsin offers a comprehensive list of Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Programs to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Alcohol Treatment and Drug Treatment Programs in Wisconsin.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Program is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Facility are:

  • Does the Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center have proper credentials?

  • How much does a Drug Rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Facility cost?

  • What is the success rate of the Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Facility in question?

Many people find that speaking to a counselor or Registered Addiction Specialist is extremely helpful when deciding on a Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Center. Drug Counselors in Wisconsin are a good source of information for figuring out what the best treatment option is for an individual. They are familiar with many of the programs in Wisconsin and can increase your chances of getting into the correct Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Program that will best address your treatment needs.

If you would like to speak with a Registered Addiction Specialist regarding Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Programs in Wisconsin, call our toll-free number and one of our drug counselors will assist you in finding a Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Center. You can also fill out our form if you would like an Addiction Specialist to contact you directly and help you or your loved one find the appropriate Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program.

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Drug Rehabs Wisconsin

The drug threat in Wisconsin varies by area. Of concern in eastern and central Wisconsin are the availability, distribution, and abuse of powder and crack cocaine; the increasing availability of high purity heroin; and the number of new users, particularly in the Milwaukee area. Marijuana remains the most readily available and most widely abused drug throughout Wisconsin. Methamphetamine production and use are present, but appears to be declining. Most of the methamphetamine found in Wisconsin continues to be in the western part of the state, near the border of Iowa and Minnesota. Three types of organizations are responsible for most of the transportation and wholesale distribution of drugs in Wisconsin: Mexican drug trafficking organizations that transport cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine; Nigerian criminal groups that distribute Southwest Asian heroin; and Dominican criminal groups that distribute South American heroin and cocaine. Loosely organized African American and Hispanic street gangs, particularly organized street gangs are involved in the street-level distribution of most drugs, particularly crack cocaine.

The serious drug abuse problem in the state of Wisconsin has been cause for many drug rehab programs to be created. When choosing a drug rehab program, we recommend long-term inpatient care. Inpatient drug rehab is a term that means the addict or alcoholic will live in the treatment facility rather than doing it on an outpatient basis.  Inpatient drug rehab is the only type of program that will work in curing addiction.  The first form of treatment is changing a person’s environment and enrolling into an inpatient facility is one way of doing this.  Most drug rehabs that are inpatient provide a nice environment with healthy food, gym, 24 hour medical, and a student lounge with pool tables, ping pong, and a laundry facility.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 383 48 124 211 335
Past Year Marijuana Use 493 64 193 237 429
Past Month Marijuana Use 273 33 102 138 240
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 196 24 59 113 172
Past Year Cocaine Use 110 8 43 59 102
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 270 38 88 144 232
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 1,706 159 125 1,422 1,547
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 49 25 22 3 24
Past Month Alcohol Use 2,862 91 450 2,321 2,770
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 1,341 57 330 953 1,283
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
1,614 165 159 1,290 1,449
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 236 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 168 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,504 72 302 1,131 1,433
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,306 57 273 976 1,249
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
3,220 316 410 2,494 2,904
Illicit Drug Dependence 92 11 32 49 81
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 123 20 43 60 103
Alcohol Dependence 177 11 51 114 165
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 432 31 145 257 401
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 496 41 162 293 455
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 104 18 40 45 86
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 412 29 137 246 383

Wisconsin Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 232 drug arrests in Wisconsin.
  • There were 4,203 juvenile and 15,605 adult arrests for drug possession in Wisconsin during 2006.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 346,000 (7%) Wisconsin citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 1.5 million (31.73%) Wisconsin citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 134,000 (2.88%) Wisconsin citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 82,000 (1.78%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there was 1 child affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Wisconsin during 2007.
  • During 2006, there were 23,050 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Wisconsin. There were 25,566 such treatment admissions during 2005.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 122,000 (2.64%) Wisconsin citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Wisconsin it is estimated that there will be around 25,665 DUI's, and 305 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 1,555 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 7,973 tobacco related deaths, and 311 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 268,145 marijuana users, 43,940 cocaine addicts, and 2,489 heroin addicts living in Wisconsin. It is also estimated that there are 117,425 people abusing prescription drugs, 11,201 people that use inhalants, and 19,942 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Wisconsin, there will be around 33,850 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • While both powder and crack cocaine have been widely obtainable in Wisconsin, analysis of confidential source (CS) information, current investigative intelligence, and price and purity data suggests that the area is experiencing a disruption in its availability. Generally, cocaine is transported into the state by Mexican drug trafficking organizations. These organizations transport large shipments of cocaine from the southwest border either through Chicago or to Milwaukee directly, concealed within passenger vehicles and commercial transport vehicles. These Mexican organizations also are the primary wholesale distributors of cocaine, supplying African American and Hispanic street gangs that are involved in the retail distribution of crack throughout the state.
    • While cocaine prices reported in the first and second quarters of fiscal year (FY) 2008 remained relatively stable, ranging from $20,000 to $23,000 per kilogram, prices in the third and fourth quarters of FY 2008 have increased sharply to between $28,000 and $30,000.
  • Heroin:
    • The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office records show that heroin abuse has stabilized in Wisconsin over the past few years. Most heroin use is concentrated in the Milwaukee and Racine areas. The Madison area is reporting an increase in heroin trafficking and abuse. Rising levels of purity give users the option of snorting the drug rather than injecting, an option that may appeal to younger users. The mean age of heroin users is decreasing. There has been a significant increase in the number of “younger” users from outside the City of Milwaukee traveling to Milwaukee to obtain their heroin and then returning to their community in order to use it. West African traffickers are the sources of Southwest Asian heroin available in Milwaukee, while South American heroin is distributed primarily by Dominican traffickers. The availability of brown heroin remains low, and black tar heroin is rare in Milwaukee.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • While methamphetamine abuse seemed to be expanding from Minnesota and Iowa into rural counties in western Wisconsin, production of the drug in Wisconsin has declined steadily. Some methamphetamine is imported into the state by Mexican sources from the southwest border. DEA Milwaukee has not observed a significant increase in distribution or use of methamphetamine. DEA Green bay reports that there is limited availability of methamphetamine in its area. DEA Madison reports that methamphetamine is readily available in ounce quantities in northwestern Wisconsin, supplied by sources from Minneapolis.
  • Club Drugs:
    • "Club drugs" and "designer drugs" are general terms for synthetic chemical drugs that have become popular with teenagers and young adults. These drugs include MDMA (ecstasy), Ketamine, GHB, GBL, and LSD. According to a recent drug price survey in Wisconsin, most of the law enforcement agencies that responded indicated that club drugs were available in their jurisdictions, albeit at low levels. The DEA has reported encounters with Ketamine in Milwaukee and Madison, and with GHB in Green Bay.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana remains the most readily available and most widely used drug in Wisconsin. Milwaukee and Madison are both major destinations for Mexico-produced marijuana and transshipment points to other areas in the state. This is augmented by local cultivation. Particularly in the last year, Southeastern Wisconsin has experienced an increase in the number and sophistication of indoor and outdoor grow operations. DEA Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay report that marijuana is readily available in multi-kilogram quantities. There has been a noticeable increase in the availability and use of high-grade marijuana throughout the state, particularly in the Madison area.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • The use of diverted controlled substances in Wisconsin continues to be a problem. The most commonly diverted controlled substances from the licit market are Ritalin®, Vicodin®, hydrocodone, and other hydrocodone products, OxyContin®, and other oxycodone products, and the benzodiazepines.
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products (such as Vicodin®), methadone and OxyContin® continues to be a problem in Wisconsin. Primary methods of diversion being reported are the illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, and the Internet. Benzodiazepines, Dilaudid®, and Percocet® were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is bordered by the western portion of Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the north; Lake Michigan to the east; Illinois to the south; and Minnesota and Iowa to the west and southwest, with the upper Mississippi River acting as border between these states and Wisconsin. With many unique landforms, including the Door Peninsula between Lake Michigan and Green Bay, its northern area has one of the greatest concentrations of lakes in the world. The Wisconsin River crosses the state. Forests cover more than two-fifths of the state. Originally inhabited by the Adena, or Mound Builders, the region was home to several different Native American groups, including the Ojibwa, Menominee, and Winnebago (Ho-Chunk), when Europeans arrived. The French explorer Jean Nicolet visited Wisconsin in 1634; the first permanent European settlement was established in 1717. The area remained under French control until 1763, when France ceded it to Great Britain after the French and Indian War. After the American Revolution the region was ceded to the U.S. The American settlers dispossessed the Native Americans of their land (see Black Hawk) and settled the region. It became the Wisconsin Territory in 1836. It was admitted to the union as the 30th state in 1848. The Progressive movement (see Progressive Party) began in Wisconsin about 1900, resulting in the passage of legislation that made the state a leader in social reform. It is a major milk, butter, and cheese producer in the U.S. Tourism and recreation also are economically important. Wisconsin ports handle much of the Great Lakes domestic freight shipping. Wisconsin’s largest city is Milwaukee.

Wisconsin's Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 5,556,5061
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 87.5% white; 5.9% black/African American; 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native; 2.0% Asian; 0.0% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 2.5% other race; 1.3% two or more races; 4.6% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)