The Need to Increase Wisconsin’s Drug Treatment Admissions

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Only half a percent of Wisconsin’s population ever sought substance addiction treatment in 2013 accounting for about 29,000 people. However, less than 30 percent of all treatment admissions were attributed to illicit drugs. Many drug rehab officials are quite optimistic about the data. Many believe that only 3 out of 10 Wisconsinites are abusing illicit drugs and other controlled substances. However, it may also be that there is severe underreporting of drug usage.  For example, the report says that only 6 percent of those admitted to drug rehabilitation centers were due to prescription opioid painkillers while 7 percent were due to heroin and 9 percent due to marijuana.  

Also in 2013, a total of 856 Wisconsinites died because of drug overdose for a mortality rate of 15, similar the drug overdose mortality rate of Washington D.C. for 2013. The figure improved a bit the following year after Wisconsin posted the total number of drug overdose deaths at 853. However, owing to the increased population one year after, the mortality rate increased by 0.1 point.

While the number of deaths in Wisconsin are quite alarming to some, many of its drug treatment centers are quite optimistic that increasing the number of treatment admissions can significantly reduce the number of drug overdose deaths. However, they all agree that getting more people to seek treatment is a lot easier said. It is a generally accepted notion that many people do not want to admit their drug addiction problems as a matter of self-preservation. The social and legal implications of coming out in the open not only affects the individual but, more importantly, his family, friends, and even work. It is for this reason that an addiction center in Wisconsin must be able to reach out to these individuals, their families, social circle, and even work so that they will appreciate the need to have appropriate drug treatment. Otherwise, Wisconsin’s drug problem will persist.

Wisconsin’s drug rehab clinics are state-of-the-art and are staffed by highly qualified professionals. They keep on improving their facilities as well as amenities to give the best treatment experience in the state. However, despite the completeness of treatment and rehabilitation facilities as well as the soundness of the whole treatment and rehab programs, the major issue is that there are only a handful of takers. Despite the vast treatment options and rehabilitation resources, there are simply fewer people who avail of these services. This is why many addiction treatment centers in Wisconsin are taking to the internet to improve their visibility to potential patients. It is hoped that by using technology to reach out to vulnerable populations, drug addiction treatment centers can increase their treatment admissions. Other more mainstream traditional marketing strategies are also being employed in order to disseminate information about the availability of drug treatment services.

It is therefore a must that Wisconsin’s drug rehab centers be able to increase the number of individuals seeking drug treatment. Otherwise, all of the resources meant to treat and rehabilitate the state’s many drug dependents and addicts will all be for naught.

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