Milwaukee Detox Center is a provider of services for detoxification from alcohol, cocaine, heroin and other drugs. Detoxification is the process through which a person who is physically dependent on alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications, or a combination of these drugs is withdrawn from the drug or drugs of dependence. Since most persons who have a substance use disorder (“SUD”) are addicted to a combination of alcohol and/or other drugs (polydrug abuse), detoxification often involves more than one substance.
The term “detoxification” implies a clearing of toxins. The detox process removes drugs from the body. Detox is not a treatment for drug-seeking behavior. Rather it is a procedure for alleviating the short-term symptoms of withdrawal from drug dependence.
Milwaukee Detox Center is certified as a “medically monitored residential detoxification service” under DHS 75.07 and “residential intoxication monitoring service” under DHS 75.09. Services that we provide include 24-hour nursing care under the supervision of a physician. We operate on a 24-hour per day basis in a residential setting. We employ or contract with a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals that includes physicians, advanced practice nurse prescribers, and mental health and substance use SUD counselors.