Wisconsin: Addiction Treatment Program

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Addiction Treatment in WisconsinState treatment data for substance use disorders are derived from two primary sources-an annual one-day census in N-SSATS and annual addiction treatment admissions from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). In the 2010 N-SSATS survey, Wisconsin showed a total of 17,385 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (16,311 or 93.8%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 1,337 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, Wisconsin has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 62% of all admissions in 1992, to 26% in 2010.

Wisconsin Addiction Treatment Admissions

Wisconsin Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in Wisconsin in 2010. The data shows that  marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in Wisconsin, followed by cocaine, other opiates, including prescription painkillers, heroin, and methamphetamine.

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment. It is conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). N-SSATS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, services offered, and number of clients in treatment at alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities (both public and private) throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Support for Community-Based Prevention in Wisconsin

Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, Drug Free Communities (DFC) organizations mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use by creating local data-driven strategies to reduce drug use in the community. ONDCP works to foster the growth of new coalitions and support existing coalitions through the DFC grants. In 2011, the following Wisconsin coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Barron County Safe and Stable Families Coalition
Columbia County Connects
Community Action For Healthy Living (Appleton) 
COMPASS Prevention Network (Western Salem)
Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention in Eau Claire County
Drug Free Communities Task Force (Fond du Lac)
27th Street West Drug Free Coalition
Dunn County Partners for Resilience
Edgerton Coalition for a Healthy Community
Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth (HCHY) Marquette County
Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 AODA Committee
Manitowoc County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drugs Partnership Council
Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth
Milwaukee Reality Check Coalition
Monroe County Safe Community Coalition
Ozaukee County Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Consortium
Partners in Prevention-Rock County, Inc.
Positive Alternatives Coalition (Great Lakes InterTribal Council)
Prevention Network of Washington County
Racine County Youth Coalition (RCYC)
Re: TH!NK Winnebago's Healthy Living Partnership
Rural CODE (Communities Organized for Drug Elimination) Coalition (Birchwood)
Rusk County Youth Council (Ladysmith)
S.A.F.E. (Safe Actions For Everyone) Grant County Coalition (Lancaster)
The Lodi Community Action Team
Together for Jackson County Kids
Waukesha County Drug Free Communities Coalition
West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Coalition
Youth2Youth (Beloit)

Information compiled above is courtesy of: cdc.gov, oas.samhsa.gov, ondcp.gov, datafiles.samhsa.gov, dasis.samhsa.gov