First we will describe the SUBSTANCE ABUSE/CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY [SA/CD] service.

Then we’ll describe the easiest way to make the referral.


The SA/CD Service at Shorehaven provides these comprehensive services:

1. AODA Counseling for All Age Groups

SA/CD treatment is about CHANGE in the individual, in beliefs, thinking, emotional reactions, and behavior which produce alcohol or drug problems.

A number of therapies have proven to be helpful for CHANGE in substance abuse problems.
Please read our brochures Alcohol, Drugs, and Sobriety in Adolescence and Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency.

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

2. Day Treatment Program

Day Treatment is the treatment for those just starting recovery. It is an intensive program to help a client get free of chemicals.

Day Treatment is provided by a staff which is dedicated and experienced, dedicated to working with the client fifteen hours per week—three hours a day—in order to help commit to recovery.

One of the unique features of Shorehaven is that our entire AODA staff is dually trained in mental health and AODA. So we have true capacity to work with clients with DUAL DISORDERS – chemical dependency and mental disorder.

We have two levels of Day Treatment. One of the groups is devoted to more mentally ill patients.

3. Group Therapy

Group Therapy helps change by having other group members provide feedback. Shorehaven has two groups for long term aftercare. One of the groups is for patients with mental illness.

4. Family Therapy

Family Therapy is about change in the family, in the interaction of the members, parenting skills, child behavior.

Addictions affect every member of the family. Family Therapy helps each member to recover from the effects of the addiction and helps support the person in recovery.

  • Behavioral Family Therapy
  • Brief Therapy
  • Solution Focused Family Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy

5. Marriage and Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy helps change the interaction between partners, changing their conflicts, teaching skills for success in marriage.

Addiction affects the partner of the person who uses. Recovery is a family affair. The spouse or partner is important to help maintain recovery and needs his or her own help to recover from addiction.

6. Psychiatry

Psychiatrists provide medication which help change symptoms.

Current medications such as Revia and Campral are helpful for reducing cravings for alcohol, will Suboxone is a leading treatment for opiate addiction.

7. Psychological Assessment and Testing

Psychologists do in-depth assessment of personality in order to make recommendations for change.

8. Employee Assistance

EAP counselors help with substance abuse assessments for those referred due to workplace problems.

9. Substance Abuse Professional

The Department of Transportation requires a specialized assessment and approach when a transportation worker (trucking) or airport worker has a positive drug test.

Shorehaven provides SAP services.


Please read our brochure on How To Make a Good Referral

If you have already scheduled an appointment, go to:
Print These Forms for Your Client or Patient to Complete

If you need to set up the appointment, our reception desk can set it up.

Call: (414) 540-2170

The Receptionist will take down the information.

We have AODA Assessment times set aside every day.

You can call when the client is in your office, or instruct the client to call.


Let us check insurance coverage. Most of our AODA work is for patients with Medicaid or Milwaukee County WI-ser Choice. We provide services for several managed care companies, PPOs, and HMOs, plus Medicare and Medicaid, and many insurance plans.

Please read: Insurance Programs at Shorehaven


Contact our main office in Brown Deer, or email

Contact Us at: (414) 540-2170

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