Adult Substance Abuse

Adult Substance Abuse Services

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital works with some of the area's leading addictionologists and certified chemical dependency counselors to deliver the most effective and dynamic treatments.

Program philosophy

Alcohol Screening ToolAurora Behavioral Health Services offers a full range of treatment options for adults over the age of 18 who are struggling with chemical dependency issues. Our programs are designed to address individual needs to minimize relapse and maximize one's ability to live without the use of addicting drugs. We use addictionologists and certified chemical dependency counselors who are trained in the newest treatment techniques.

We believe that recovery begins with the desire to change. Our philosophy is that anyone who wants to change can change with an appropriate recovery program. Through a comprehensive assessment, our clinicians can match the person's needs and level of motivation with an effective treatment intervention. We place patients in the most appropriate level of care.

Inpatient services are often used to initiate recovery when medical detoxification is warranted. Partial hospital programming and other outpatient services offer intensive treatment alternatives that enable individuals to remain active in their lives. Our residential program also provides additional structure for patients who are having difficulty achieving abstinence.

Levels of Care

Levels of care

  • Inpatient detoxification and rehab
  • Residential services

Day treatment

  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient
  • Women's recovery group
Evening treatment:
  • Intensive outpatient
  • Pre-contemplative groups
  • Relapse prevention group
  • Early recovery group
  • Complete outpatient services
Our programs utilize various approaches to treatment including:
  • cognitive restructuring
  • relapse prevention training
  • affect regulation
  • wellness concepts
  • 12-step principles
The treatment plan addresses the following issues:
  • Withdrawal and biomedical conditions
  • Emotional and behavioral health syndromes
  • Co-existing psychiatric disorders
  • Family, work and community systems
Treatment modalities
  • Assessment
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy and education
  • Workshops and homework assignments
  • Medical supervision
  • Urine screens and breathalyzer tests
  • Support groups

Additional Services

The flexibility of the Chemical Dependency Program provides unique combinations of treatment options to meet individual needs. Weekend programming designed to meet the requirements of 2nd and 3rd shift workers are available at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital. Transportation services for individuals in the partial hospital program are also available.

Locations and Admissions

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital/The Dewey Center
1220 Dewey Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213