Finding and Choosing Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Treatment Programs

 Attention Providers

Current Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75 (PDF) is still in effect until October 1, 2022. You will need to scroll to find your subchapter, sections, subsections, or paragraphs.

View the text of revised Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75 and visit the Revised DHS 75 Implementation webpage for more information.


What are Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Treatment Programs?

Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) treatment programs, also know as community substance abuse programs, are a wide range of programs for persons affected by alcohol or drugs. These programs include detox centers, day treatment, inpatient/outpatient facilities, residential programs, and intervention/prevention efforts.

Regulation Information

AODA treatment programs are regulated under Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75.

Learn more about the regulation of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Treatment Programs.

AODA and Mental Health Program Certification Survey Guide, P-63174 (PDF)

Looking for drug and alcohol abuse treatment in Wisconsin?

Provider Search: This application from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services allows you to search for Wisconsin substance abuse treatment programs by location within the state.

Search a database: This directory from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) allows you to search for a substance abuse treatment program in your area. You can also call SAMHSA's toll-free referral helpline at 1-800-662-4357.

Statewide Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Treatment Programs Directory

Complaints Regarding Wisconsin Health and Residential Care Providers

If any individual believes that a caregiver or Division of Quality Assurance regulated provider has violated state or federal laws pertaining to regulated entities, that individual has the right to file a complaint.

Client Rights

Wisconsin Client Rights: Wisconsin Stat. ch. 51 (State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Act) protects anyone in the state of Wisconsin who is receiving services for mental illness, a developmental disability, or substance abuse. See Wis. Stat. §§ 51.30 (Records) and 51.61 (Patient Rights) for more information.

Advance Directives: An advance directive describes, in writing, your choices about the treatments you want or do not want or about how health care decisions should be made for you if you become incapacitated and cannot express your wishes.

More Help

Mental Health Providers: Tips on Finding One: Information from the Mayo Clinic on choosing a mental health care provider.

Quality Check is a service offered by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that evaluates health care quality and safety. You can look up a mental health or substance abuse care facility by name or location.

Mental Health - Partner/Provider Resources from the Division of Care and Treatment Services.

Last Revised: June 3, 2022