Drug Addiction Facts

  • The elevated risk of heart attack among marijuana users may be caused by marijuana raising blood pressure and heart rate and reducing the blood's capacity to carry oxygen.
  • More than half a million visits to hospital emergency rooms a year are drug-related.
  • Codeine is often prescribed in the form of syrup to treat the common cough, and "Purple Drank" is a slang term for codeine cough syrup which is combined with Sprite or Mountain Dew and pieces of Jolly Rancher candy for illicit abuse. The concoction takes on a purplish hue, hence the name Purple Drank.

Addiction-treatment-center.jpgOnce you have decided to make a change and get help for your addiction problem, the next step is to explaore your treatment facility options. Keep in mind that there is no one-size fits all facility. The most effective way to find an appropriate treatment program that meets your particular needs is to speak with an addiction treatment professional who can assess your specific situation and give you various treatment facility options based on your exact needs. We can help you with this. Simply call our Drug Treatment Help-Line at 1-877-683-7818 and you will be connected to an addiction treatment specialist who can help you find the correct treatment program for you.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Substance abuse treatment services are available in several settings and with various rehabilitation lengths and plans to accommodate the various demands of clients with any type of and degree of addiction. With both short and long term and both inpatient and residential programs now being included in many insurance plans, there is no need to put off receiving substance abuse treatment services for anyone who desires it.


Outpatient solutions are on the lower end of the spectrum of treatment solutions regarding intensity of care, since the individual will be able to preserve their lifestyle in lots of ways with no commitment of having to be in a rehab center while receiving treatment services. While this may appear ideal it may not provide the required change of surroundings than lots of people in rehabilitation require to have a productive rehab.

Residential Short-Term Treatment (30 Days Or Less)

Residential short-term rehabilitation for 30 days or less is an alternative which permits men and women in treatment to have the very much required change of environment needed to have a chance at remaining abstinent. Residential treatment is the premiere option because individuals can feel comfortable and at home while receiving services. Residential short-term treatment for 30 days or less may not be prolonged enough for particular individuals with more extreme addiction and dependency concerns, and this should at all times be looked into at the end of the 30 days to establish if more intensive treatment is necessary.

Residential Long-Term Treatment (More Than 30 Days)

Residential long-term rehab, which lasts for more than 1 month, is definitely an option that delivers the commensurate level of care and suitable environment for anyone being affected by a significant addiction and dependency issue. Because people will continue to be inside a residential long-term rehab facility for 120 days and even longer in some instances, these types of facilities offer all the amenities needed to make a client's feel as comfortable and amenable as it could possibly be while also delivering high quality rehabilitation to assist them to overcome their addiction permanently.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and drug use disorders are what are identified in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation as dual diagnosis clients. These individuals must tackle both disorders during treatment to find resolution simply because one often exacerbates the other. Fortunately, there are several alcohol and drug rehab facilities who can specifically address the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and drug abuse disorders face to be able to not just become sober but mentally secure and also able to lead a much higher quality lifestyle and not wish to self medicate with alcohol and drugs.

Persons With HIV/AIDS

Persons with HIV/AIDS who may need substance abuse treatment will usually require services beyond what a standard alcohol and drug rehab center can deliver. Due to the fact comprehensive medical solutions tend to be an integral aspect of the physical recovery process for addicts with HIV/AIDS, who likely have experienced a progression and worsening of the disease due to their habit, it is vital that these clients receive the medical care required in conjunction with any rehabilitation solutions for his or her drug use issue.

Gays and Lesbians

It is essential that gays and lesbians obtain quality rehabilitation services within a rehab setting which can be discreet and with treatment specialists at their disposal who comprehend the unique problems that they can have to deal with in life. Because drug use for gays and lesbians is sometimes triggered by the problems they face due to their sexual preference, a facility which can help them resolve these problems and give them the peace of mind that they've lacked prior to arriving in rehabilitation can be a crucial part of treatment for gay and lesbian clients.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who have a problem with substance abuse could have unique obstacles they must conquer during treatment, which rehabilitation specialists in the rehab they elect to take part in should be keen of to ensure a full recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is prudent to decide on a rehab which is familiar with helping seniors and older adults address the unique life and drug abuse problems that these clients face which can include a broader spectrum of services including medical care and the like.

Pregnant/Postpartum Women

Pregnant and postpartum women not only require assistance from a high quality rehab for their own health and wellbeing but in addition for the wellbeing of the unborn baby or the little one they have given birth to who should be properly taken care of while they become rehabbed and as a result able to be a better mother. Rehabilitation possibilities exist which offer them in addition to their child the appropriate wellness services while also ensuring they obtain the treatment they might require to become abstinent and be able to remain this way to be the very best parent they can be.


Women need quality treatment in rehab but may also require special focus on the unique challenges they face due to their gender. Males and females not only face different and unique challenges in everyday life as a consequence of gender, but also may abuse alcohol and drugs for completely different reasons. drug and alcohol rehab centers which appeal to women and the specific and unique needs that women encounter often helps enormously on a women's road to long term abstinence and a higher quality of life.


Similar to how women and men encounter varying and unique challenges in life which are specific to their gender, men and women may also face distinctive challenges in rehabilitation which are gender-specific, which explains why a program specifically designed with these unique needs and obstacles in mind can be extremely ideal for someone searching for an effective rehabilitation option.

Residential Beds For Client's Children

Residential beds for client's children is a very rare option however in rehabs who do offer such accommodations it can benefit greatly during the recovery process because the parent doesn't have to worry about this part of their life while in treatment. Having their children with them will give them peace of mind that they're well looked after while they piece their lives together and be an improved parent.

Criminal Justice Clients

Criminal justice clients find their way into rehab due to a court order in order to meet a part of their sentencing for a drug offense. Criminal justice clients in drug and alcohol rehab often receive reduced sentences, fines etc. when cooperating with drug treatment requirements enforced on them in sentencing specifically naturally when successfully graduating a drug and alcohol rehab program.


Not all drug rehab centers possess the staff or resources to cater to the demands of Spanish speaking clientele, but luckily there are more and more facilities that will do so because the necessity for Spanish services is higher than ever before. Therapy, study info and so on are now very often accessible in Spanish in both short and long terms facilities which provide inpatient or residential rehab and outpatient Spanish treatment is available too around the country.

Other Languages

In every city in America there's someone struggling with substance abuse that isn't necessarily fluent in English, who may need treatment in whichever language it is that they are fluent in to ensure that their needs can be catered to properly when in rehab. Thankfully, there are numerous drug rehabilitation programs which have counselors within their facility who speak other languages to make drug and alcohol rehabilitation the very best experience possible for anyone. Simply look for a top quality drug treatment facility and inquire if it is feasible to receive rehabilitation in other languages.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when a person's insurance isn't going to pay for the entire cost of treatment or will only cover part of it. In these instances, it may appear like a disadvantage but people really have a great deal of leverage due to the fact they can decide on whichever center they want without the restrictions from health insurers that so many men and women encounter. In addition, rehabilitation facilities will usually offer payment assistance for individuals whose only option is self payment to help them get into rehab.


Certain rehab programs will take Medicaid when the individual cannot self pay or present another form of private medical insurance. Medicaid may only cover outpatient and short-term treatment inside a limited amount of centers, and in this instance individuals may choose to explore the self pay option and come up with up any resources they are able to to cover a more quality rehabilitation program which will produce better results, such as a long-term residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation program.


Medicare recipients can seek rehab at alcohol and drug treatment facilities which deliver either inpatient or outpatient treatment when the center is included in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the approval of their Medicare appointed doctor, who must help in setting up the person's rehabilitation strategy. Inpatient services are covered through Medicare Part A, with up front costs being exactly like any other kind of hospital stay, and outpatient treatment being paid for through Medicare Part B.

  • United Community Center
    United Community Center is located at:

    1111 South 6th Street
    Milwaukee, WI. 53204

    If you would like to contact United Community Center, you can reach them at 414-643-8530.

    United Community Center offers the following treatment services: Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Outpatient, Residential Short-Term Treatment (30 Days Or Less), Residential Long-Term Treatment (More Than 30 Days), Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons With Hiv/Aids, Gays And Lesbians, Seniors/Older Adults, Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Women, Men, Residential Beds For Client's Children, Criminal Justice Clients, Spanish, Other Languages
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare

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