Department of Health Services Logo


Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Substance Abuse Services Home

Mental Health Services Home

Conferences and Training


Site Map

Contact Us

Substance Abuse Services

Prevention Works. Treatment is Effective. People Recover.

If you are in crisis and need help now, PLEASE DIAL 911.

If you need substance abuse treatment services, please contact the County Human Services Department where you live. Find Your County Human Services Department.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Services Locator; Locate Substance Abuse Services in Your Area (exit DHS)

Substance Abuse Services are for people who use alcohol and drugs and their family members who are affected. Community-based programs are at the core of the Wisconsin substance use disorder service delivery philosophy. Services range from education to treatment and include intervention, outpatient care, day treatment, detoxification, inpatient care, residential and recovery programs.

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

According to SAMHSA, “substance use, including underage drinking and the non-medical use of prescription and over-the-counter medications, significantly affects the health and well-being of our nation’s youth and people of all ages.” The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and its Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) is committed to reducing the impact of substance misuse and abuse on Wisconsin’s citizens and communities.

SAMHSA and DMHSAS through its Bureau of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery encourage you take action during the month of October to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and encourage family and friends to do the same.

Show your commitment to substance abuse prevention by taking the SAMHSA Prevention Pledge (exit DHS)

SAMHSA offers these other ideas for how you can support healthy communities:
  • Host an event in your neighborhood or community to raise awareness about substance misuse and abuse and to spur action on the part of community members and leaders.
  • Share and discuss your commitment to preventing substance abuse with others.
  • Throw a substance-free party in October for a big game, a birthday, Halloween, or another occasion.
Prevention resources for coalitions and professionals (exit DHS)
Prevention resources for individuals (exit DHS)

Frequently Requested Resources for Consumers

Frequently Requested Resources for Providers

Frequently Requested Reports/Legal Resources

For More Information