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Residential Treatment at the Dewey Center

Residential Treatmentat the Dewey Center

Get Help at the Dewey Center

At Aurora’s Dewey Center, you’ll find life-changing treatment in a comfortable setting. We provide comprehensive education, therapy and treatment for both individuals and family members — all designed to help you heal. Our extended residential treatment program is a 28-day, self-pay program for adults (18 and older) that can provide you with the clinical expertise and caring support you need to lead you down the road to recovery. If you or a loved one needs help, we’re available to take your call 24/7 — 365 days a year. Your privacy is important to us, so all calls remain anonymous. Call 414-454-6600 to get help.

For important but less urgent concerns, contact us through our online contact form. We’ll respond as soon as possible, usually within 1 business day, so you or your loved one can get help quickly.

If this is an emergency, call 911.

Tour the Dewey Center

See What the Dewey Center Offers

In this 360° video, get a tour of the Dewey Center, remodeled in 2018.

Your Needs, Your Recovery

For many people suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. But know, recovery is never out of reach and change is possible. Especially with the right treatment, support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction you can achieve a healthier lifestyle.

At the Dewey Center your treatment is a collaborative process. We treat you with respect, honor your perspective and build on the strengths you bring to recovery. Treatment is most effective when it uses your core values and goals that support a desire to change.

We also respect your independence. You’re responsible for your own decisions, but we’ll provide guidance.

Services & Treatment

We see treatment as a collaborative process that treats clients with respect, honors their perspective, and builds on the strengths they bring to rehab and recovery.

The Residential Treatment Program at the Dewey Center’s proven approach to treating substance abuse and mental health conditions relies on three evidence-based techniques:

Motivational interviewing: Our team of specialists helps you identify your goals, values, and strengths — and help build your motivation to achieve recovery.

Cognitive behavioral therapy: You’ll develop skills to help you overcome addiction, rebuild a social support network, and effectively cope with life’s challenges.

Community reinforcement approach: You’ll join in recreational activities and social gatherings with friends and family to develop a positive atmosphere for healthy choices and positive support.

Treatment Components

In addition to a range of therapy approaches, Aurora also offers wellness activities and complementary medicine techniques designed to improve health and wellbeing. Our team will work with you to determine the right ingredients for your treatment program.

Treatment options at our residential facility include:

  • A comprehensive personal assessment
  • Group, individual and family therapy
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Medication management
  • Self study
  • Stress management
  • Exercise and nutrition support
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Yoga
  • Spiritual guidance

Treatment Team

Many people with addictions also may have psychiatric and/or medical illnesses that need to be addressed — our program can help address any other medical and psychiatric conditions.

Your team includes board certified addiction psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, therapists and clinical nurses who are all experts in the most current methods of addiction therapy. They’ll work with you to provide a customized treatment plan that’s caring and confidential. Our staff includes some of Wisconsin’s top substance abuse doctors.

Admissions & Referrals

To learn more about admission to the Dewey Center, call 414-454-6600.

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Support & Community

We offer a wide variety of classes, support groups and events.

Make a Difference

Your contribution can support healing and recovery.


Vaccine Update

We’re vaccinating anyone in Illinois and Wisconsin who’s 16 and older – whether you’re our patient or not – with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. We’ve paused use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. See why.