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Appleton Drug Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centers

Here is a list of providers within the Appleton, Wisconsin geographic area. They are primarily hospital-based programs. Most hospital-based programs accept private insurance. In general they do medical detox. Most offer some other level of care, such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and /or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Their staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. If you need help finding a residential program, call us and we can assist you.

Below is a map of the above listed recovery programs.
Click on any arrow to bring up more information about the facility, including reviews which can be found on the detail pop-up screen. For website and other information, click the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the map. To access detailed information; click on the listing for a program. You can also simply click on the “red post marker” to bring up the detail screen.

Reviews and website information can be found on the detail screen. Be sure and use the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner for more information and quick access

Listed in alphabetical order by city

City Facility Phone
Appleton Wellness Counseling Center 920-733-1992
Appleton St. Elizabeth Hospital 920-926-4200
Appleton Lutheran Social Services 920-733-7321

There is more than one type of program for substance abuse. The “30 day” inpatient type of a facility is the most intense and suggested for people with chronic alcohol & addiction problems. Call us for detailed information about the various levels in the “continuum of care”.

There are 4 levels of treatment care. Each provides a different level and type of service.

levels of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Intensive Outpatient ( IOP)
  • Partial Day Programs
  • Inpatient Residential

Detoxification from alcohol and any mood altering chemicals is the first phase of treatment. Detox MUST be done under the medical supervision of a licensed MD. Today, there are state-of-the-art medications available to ease and minimize the cravings and effects of withdrawal.

There is a possibility withdrawal may cause a severe reaction, resulting in the “Delirium Tremors” (DTs). If someone does go into the DTs, there is a 30% chance it will be fatal.

An outpatient facility offers similar services as partial day and inpatient except clients do not stay at the facility overnight. Intensive outpatient (IOP) generally offers 1 hour of treatment 3 days a week. Group therapy includes skills training, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). A qualified addiction specialist, trained in the various therapies, leads the sessions.

The difference between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient is how many times per week a client is required to attend.

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Lectures and Education

Partial Hospital Programs (PHP), is also known as “day treatment”. It is a more intensive level of care than outpatient. It provides a half day of therapy 5 times per week. Clients do not stay overnight while being provided therapy and care. This level fills the need of some individuals who need daily treatment, but are unable to attend full-time inpatient residential drug rehab centers. PHP provides virtually all the same types of therapy as outpatient on a more intense and regular basis.

Residential inpatient programs are a type of therapy where the individual lives in the center and receives rehabilitation over a course of several weeks or months. These live-in facilities specialize in expert care for chemical dependency, alcoholism, as well any underlying psychological problems. Because almost half of all people suffering from substance abuse are also suffering from a co-existing mental health condition, many facilities offer some type of dual therapy that addresses both.

Publicly-funded Recovery Programs

There are over 60 programs providing SA services in this state. Many are located near the major cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine. There are also some very good places in smaller cities. The Mayo Clinic, for example, has a location in LaCrosse.

Publicly-funded recovery programs and services are available at the state level. Here is the name, website, street address and phone number for this state’s department of substance abuse services.

Division of Mental Health Services – DMHSAS
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI
Phone: 608-266-1865

Drug Rehab Services

The Division of MH and SA Services (DMHSAS) manages and supports programs that include inpatient psychiatric services, specialized secure treatment services, community mental health and substance abuse services, community forensic treatment services, and the protection of client’s rights in mental health and substance abuse treatment settings statewide.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) provides a wide range of programs for persons affected by alcohol or drugs. These programs include detox centers, day treatment, inpatient and outpatient facilities, residential and intervention & prevention efforts. The Department of Health Services is committed to providing technical assistance to substance abuse services professionals.

see the statewide list of rehab centers in Wisconsin

Alcoholics Anonymous – AA Meetings

Location Name Phone
Local AA Intergroup 414-771-9119

Narcotics Anonymous – NA Meetings in WI

Location Name Phone
Regional Regional NA 800-240-0276


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