Substance Use Participant Treatment Completion Rates

All county departments of human services (Wis. Stat. § 46.23) and community programs (Wis. Stat. § 51.42) are required to report data to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services describing individuals with mental health and substance use service needs and the services they provide them. Data collection is required describing all service participants whose care is the legal responsibility of county service agencies, regardless of the funding source for their services or whether services are provided by county agencies directly or through a contracted private service agency. Individuals who are not served under the county agency are not included in this data brief.

Research suggests the likelihood of substance use services being effective significantly increases when a participant fully completes their service. Completing a service means showing up for appointments, following through with the service plan, and continuing with services for the recommended length of time.

County providers report how many participants complete each of their services. The statistic represents the percentage of services that were completed by participants. Participants can receive multiple services at the same time and thus can be included in the statistics multiple times.

Data Source: Program Participation System

County Agency 2014 2015 2016
  % Number % Number % Number
Adams 68.1 138 71.8 142 80.4 153
Ashland 91.8 61 85.9 99 67.4 46
Barron 44.0 339 32.5 458 62.0 624
Bayfield 95.2 124 57.5 40 40.0 70
Brown 52.6 209 51.0 194 53.3 122
Buffalo 44.4 36 78.9 19 66.7 9
Burnett 0.0 15 71.4 7 80.0 5
Calumet 55.4 65 40.0 55 71.4 35
Chippewa 48.2 191 44.2 190 37.0 138
Clark 78.1 96 75.0 124 86.1 79
Columbia 18.8 420 50.3 177 58.9 231
Crawford 67.0 91 75.6 164 53.1 64
Dane 56.3 4,112 58.2 2,722 64.9 3,798
Dodge 33.3 177 36.4 450 58.4 286
Door 64.1 78 * * 65.1 43
Douglas * * 57.1 7 * *
Dunn 47.9 384 46.9 294 24.8 137
Eau Claire 47.1 17 40.0 5 67.5 83
Florence 60.0 15 40.0 15 40.0 15
Fond du Lac 34.5 449 28.7 1,034 32.3 891
Forest/Oneida/Vilas 54.8 728 60.7 532 53.9 449
Grant and Iowa 77.0 444 52.4 473 60.7 624
Green 76.2 252 84.4 224 75.1 225
Green Lake 53.2 252 43.0 291 52.4 296
Iron 37.5 32 35.7 42 51.1 45
Jackson 55.8 86 70.6 51 80.0 10
Jefferson 40.5 306 31.8 267 39.1 207
Juneau 57.5 351 57.7 461 57.6 451
Kenosha 63.2 57 56.3 48 25.9 58
Kewaunee 33.5 176 40.1 177 24.1 158
La Crosse 14.8 928 27.3 88 46.7 30
Lafayette 55.0 100 58.9 73 22.1 68
Langlade/Lincoln/Marathon 63.5 326 60.4 323 67.9 374
Manitowoc 88.5 52 71.1 45 50.0 58
Marinette 47.4 310 44.5 299 41.8 249
Marquette 72.6 430 28.8 716 55.9 522
Menominee 70.9 86 64.2 95 68.3 82
Milwaukee 34.8 2,310 50.5 1,369 71.0 1,883
Monroe 65.5 148 69.0 129 56.6 113
Oconto 45.3 86 49.5 109 41.7 108
Outagamie 59.0 217 65.6 96 72.3 83
Ozaukee 85.3 668 66.0 730 56.4 931
Pepin 55.6 9 * * * *
Pierce 84.4 77 70.0 60 58.8 80
Polk 45.0 1,462 43.5 1,417 31.5 1,591
Portage 47.1 204 66.7 33 61.4 70
Price 42.9 14 80.0 40 71.4 21
Racine 77.6 255 57.5 160 67.7 393
Richland 78.7 333 * * * *
Rock 58.7 1,241 50.4 893 80.0 1,135
Rusk 53.3 15 * * * *
St. Croix 72.5 706 75.3 442 62.9 229
Sauk 54.0 237 41.6 101 36.6 71
Sawyer 65.9 85 42.6 115 42.2 83
Shawano 59.5 153 60.8 143 60.7 145
Sheboygan 37.1 469 37.6 356 46.8 340
Taylor 35.5 372 57.9 114 71.3 80
Trempealeau 50.0 44 50.9 53 54.8 31
Vernon 66.0 332 35.0 103 10.2 177
Walworth 68.8 602 48.9 659 73.9 893
Washburn 32.1 28 41.9 31 62.5 16
Washington 50.6 314 55.9 188 * *
Waukesha 49.7 577 48.9 1,242 40.6 1,463
Waupaca 83.3 72 71.4 7 1.9 54
Waushara 54.5 527 65.3 585 61.5 686
Winnebago 54.2 498 55.1 361 56.0 402
Wood 61.1 717 48.2 517 45.1 448
STATE TOTALS 53.0 51.1 56.5

*Indicates where the number of consumers is less than five.

Average Percentage of Substance Use Treatment Completion (2014-2016)

Key: A light shade represents a low percentage. A dark shade represents a high percentage.

Average percentage of substance use treatment completion by county 2014-2016

Data Source: Program Participation System


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Last Revised: July 2, 2018