If you or someone you love is suffering from a drug addiction you may not realize that there is help in Door County. August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day and September 1st starts National Recovery Month. In Wisconsin, drug overdose deaths were up 25% in 2020, totaling over 1500. Behavioral Health Manager for Door County Health and Human Services Donna Altepeter says if you decide to seek treatment, you can contact their office’s Behavioral Health Unit to schedule an appointment to be assessed.
Altepeter said that after the first call and screening, a therapist is assigned to make an assessment and recommendation on a course of action. Altepeter adds that there’s also people to address co-occurring disorders, which can be the mix of substance abuse and mental health struggles.
Altepeter assured that information shared to the therapist from the client remains confidential. Health and Human Services also provides solo or group therapy upon the recommendation of a therapist.