Alcohol / Drug Services
Emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for mental health crisis. During office hours (8 am to 4 pm), call 920-834-7000. For non-office hours, contact St. Clare Hospital in Oconto Falls at 920-846-3444 or the Oconto County Sheriff's Department 920-834-6900.
Detoxification services are contracted with area hospitals to provide medically managed/safe withdrawal from alcohol/other drugs to clients needing detoxification. Usual length of stay is two to three days. Fees are based upon ability to pay. Clients are responsible for actual costs. Payment plans are available.
Intensive Outpatient / Aftercare Program
Intensive Group Treatment for alcohol and other drug abusers is provided three times a week for six weeks. The aftercare group meets one night a week for 16 weeks. Aftercare is for people who have completed a primary treatment program. This is a contracted service. Monthly fees are based on family income.
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Assessments
Evaluations are completed on individuals convicted of drunken driving. Assessments determine the extent of an alcohol / drug disorder and recommendations are made for treatment prior to regaining a driver's license.
If you are court-ordered to have an OWI assessment, you must be assessed in the county that you live in. If you live in Oconto County, you would come to the Oconto County Health and Human Services to register for the assessment. Registration consists of paying the $240 assessment fee in full before you will be given an appointment. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about your alcohol and drug use. At the assessment, a driver safety plan will be developed based on your needs. The plan could range from a minimum of educational classes to alcohol and drug treatment.