Substance Use: Provider Information
This page is for professionals who provide substance use services. If you are looking for information on substance use services in your community, call 211 or 833-944-4673 for the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline or visit addictionhelpwi.org.
Virtual meetings: Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75 providers
All providers certified under Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75 are encouraged to participate in monthly virtual meetings with staff from the Division of Care and Treatment Services, Division of Medicaid Services, and Division of Quality Assurance.
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- January 19, 2023: Residential services.
January 19, 2023, slides (PDF) | January 19, 2023, video
- February 16, 2023: Outpatient services.
No slides were shared at this meeting. | DHS 75.50 checklist (PDF) | February 16, 2023, video
- March 16, 2023: Residential services.
March 16, 2023, slides (PDF) | The recording is not available at this time.
- April 12, 2023: Residential services.
April 12, 2023, slides (PDF) | The recording is not available at this time.
- May 25, 2023: Outpatient services.
No slides were shared at this meeting. | DHS 75.50 checklist (PDF) | May 25, 2023, video
- June 15, 2023: Residential services. (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
- July: No meeting is scheduled at this time.
- August 17, 2023: Outpatient services. (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
- September 21, 2023: Residential services. (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
- October: No meeting is scheduled at this time.
- November 16, 2023: Outpatient services. (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
- December 14, 2023: Residential services.(12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Rules and regulations
- Wis. Stat. ch. 51 - State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Act
- Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75 - Community Substance Use Service Standards
- Community Substance Use Service Programs - Certification
- Client rights
- American Society of Addiction Medicine - Paper-Based ASAM Criteria Assessment Interview Guide
- ForwardHealth: Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Benefit
- Recovery Residences Registry (PDF) | Recovery Residences Approval Process
- Email the Division of Care and Treatment Services (questions about training and technical assistance)
- Email the Division of Medicaid Services (questions about Medicaid policies and procedures)
- Email the Division of Quality Assurance (questions about certifications, waivers, and variances)
Find a form or publication
Priority treatment posters
Agencies receiving Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds must give pregnant women priority in treatment admissions. Use one or all of these posters to inform clients of this rule. Provide agency contact information in the spaces provided before printing.
UW Addiction Consultation Provider Hotline
The UW Addiction Consultation Provider Hotline offers on-call help to health care providers who seek support and direction to treat patients with substance use issues. This includes addictions to alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, opioids, and stimulants. This hotline is operated by the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health. It is open to all health care providers statewide under a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Health care providers do not need to be affiliated with UW-Madison or UW Health to use the service.
2023 DHS substance use conferences
- June 28-29: Wisconsin Harm Reduction Conference (Green Bay)
- September 13-14: Wisconsin Prevention Conference (Wisconsin Dells)
New substance use services registry
DHS is working with Shatterproof, a national nonprofit agency, to implement their substance use services registry tool in Wisconsin. This tool is known as ATLAS®. It will provide patients, family members, referral sources, and providers the opportunity to search for and compare substance use treatment facilities. Shatterproof is currently sending information to counties and providers asking them to be part of ATLAS®. DHS supports these efforts. Wisconsin information is not yet available in ATLAS®.
Counties and providers who engage with Shatterproof should also consider sharing or updating their information with the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline, which is operated by 211 Wisconsin, to ensure all public databases with information on substance use services in Wisconsin contain the same information.