Treatment Options for Substance Abuse


Substance abuse is a complex problem that can affect every aspect of your life. Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step on your road to recovery. When you’re ready to make a change and willing to seek help, with the right treatment and support, you can regain control of your life.

At Aurora, we offer treatments for opiate addiction, alcohol abuse, and other types of substance abuse. Our Adult Substance Abuse Program and team of highly-trained, caring professionals provides a comprehensive network of education, assessment, treatment and referral services for you and your family members affected by alcohol or other substance-use disorders.

Treatment Approach

We understand that your path to recovery is unique. Our experienced professionals will develop a personal treatment program for you that takes into account your background, struggles and goals, and all of your medical and psychiatric conditions. With our help, you can put substance abuse behind you.

Our substance abuse programs recognize that substance abuse is a disease with biological, psychological and social causes. It varies in severity and complexity, involves aspects of personal choice, and progress is often complicated by relapse. We also know that substance abuse requires a range of interventions, so we offer:

  • Access to day, evening and weekend programs to allow you to remain active in your daily routine
  • Residential programs that provide treatment in a comfortable, healing setting
  • Clinical detoxification and medications that may help ease your discomfort as you stop using substances
  • Group and individual therapy that focuses on the psychological dependence and coping behaviors, rebuilding personal relationships and enhancing social support for recovery

Together we’ll develop the tools to lead you down the road to recovery.

Levels of Care

  • Outpatient treatment for alcohol or drug addiction: Counseling in provided in our outpatient clinics
  • Intensive Outpatient Program: Morning, afternoon or evening hours are available at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
  • Partial Hospitalization: Full-day treatment options are available at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
  • Inpatient services: We offer acute mental health or detox programs (for opiates, benzodiazepines and alcohol abuse) at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Aurora St Luke’s South Shore Hospital and Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
  • Residential treatment: This comprehensive program for substance abuse provides live-in care at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital at the Dewey Center


Aurora Psychiatric Hospital – Dewey Center
1220 Dewey Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Inpatient assessment and admissions: 414-454-6777
Residential and Outpatient Programming: 414-454-6707

Aurora St Luke’s South Shore Hospital
5900 S. Lake Drive
Cudahy, WI 53110
Inpatient detox assessment and admissions: (414) 489-4173

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Center
2629 N. 7th St.
Sheboygan, WI 53083
Phone: 920-451-5000
Fax: 920-451-5535

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