Where to find help in the fight against any addiction

There are many resources available for those struggling with addiction. (Stock Photo)

Substance abuse can take many forms. The ways to treat it can, too.

Here are some places where people struggling with substance abuse can find help in Milwaukee.

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Where can you be evaluated or find resources

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Department’s Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS) program can be reached at 414-257-8085. This program helps connect people to resources in the community. Use the access points at IMPACT and M & S Clinical Services for drug screening services.

If you need help finding resources, you can call 2-1-1 or send your zip code to 898-211. IMPACT also offers drug screenings and assessments. Call 414-649-4380.

M&S Clinical Services, 2821 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., Suite 210, offers alcohol and drug reviews and treatments. Call 414-263-6000.

Mental Health America of Wisconsin has a searchable database that can be filtered to show drug and alcohol recovery resources.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration has a searchable database of resources that can be filtered by type of service, payment options, and treatment options.

Clinical Services

For those without insurance coverage, county assistance is available at Access Clinic South, 1635 W. National Ave. and the Access Clinic East, 210 W. Capitol Drive. These clinics are housed in Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers and Outreach Community Health Centers.

Call the clinics before visiting for the best chance of an appointment. The South Access Clinic can be reached at 414-257-7900. The Access Clinic East can be reached at 414-257-7665.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has substance abuse resources at Layton and National Avenue, 4570 p. 27NS St. and 1635 W. National Ave. Call 414-672-1353 to connect.

Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Centers, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., offers group sessions and individual appointments once a week. Call 414-316-5004.

Milwaukee Health Services offers a substance abuse program through its behavioral health division. To make an appointment call 414-372-8080 and ask about the Behavioral Medicine Department.

Outreach Community Health Services provides substance abuse resources for individuals. Call 414-727-6320. Outreach also runs the Substance Use Intensive Ambulant Program, a therapy group that is currently looking for members.

The Milwaukee Detox Center, formerly the First Step Recovery Clinic, is located at 2835 N. 32nd St. The center offers detox services and can connect people in long-term service and residential facilities like Matt Talbot Recovery Services who need detox services before entry.

To contact the Detox Center, call 414-930-4529. For more information on the services offered, please call 414-999-3555.

Focus Family Services, 2821 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., Suite 123, offers one-on-one and group therapy, both face-to-face and virtual. To participate, call 414-264-4217 and choose Extension 1 or Extension 3.

Attorney Aurora Health Care provides outpatient and inpatient services at the Dewey Center in Wauwatosa, 1220 Dewey Ave. For outpatient and inpatient services, call 414-454-6707. For inpatient admissions, call 414-454-6777.

It also operates Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore Hospital, 5900 S. Lake Drive, which provides inpatient detox exams and admissions. Call 414-489-4173.

AMRI Counseling Services offers drug counseling and assessments at two locations, 4001 W. Capitol Drive and 3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., Suite 019. Call 414-455-3879 or email Clinic @ amricounseling. com to connect.

Life Changing Ministries offers day outpatient treatments at two locations in the city, one on the north and one on the south side. For the location on the north side, 6737 N. Teutonia Ave., call 414-446-0698. For the South Side location, 2363 S 13NS St., call 414-269-9660.

United Community Center, 1028 p. 9NS St., offers inpatient treatments for men and women, day treatments and outpatient treatments. Call 414-643-8530. Services are also available in Spanish.

Meta House, 2625 N. Weil St., offers inpatient treatment and outpatient programs. It also offers accommodation for addicts through its recovery community program. This program is specifically aimed at people who identify as women.

To connect for inpatient treatment, call (414) 977-5884. To connect for outpatient treatment, call (414) 962-1200. For the Recovery Community Program, call (414) 977-5880.

As a rule, Medicaid’s residential services are provided free of charge for the customer. Meta House also offers services for children, including childcare and child therapy.

Support groups

For information on the Alcoholics Anonymous Group in Milwaukee, call 414-771-9119 for the 24-hour helpline. For a list of meetings and locations, see the Greater Milwaukee Office website.

For information on the Narcotics Anonymous group in town, call 1-866-913-3837 for the 24-hour helpline. For a list of meetings and locations, see the Metro Milwaukee Narcotics Anonymous website.

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