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WisHope Recovery

223 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53186
Wishope Recovery Center is Wisconsin's premier addiction treatment center, providing sustainable recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in America's Heartland.

Facility Highlights

  • 12 Step Based
  • Accountability
  • Weekly Peer Drive House meetings


  • Equine Therapy

    A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Kevin Weidman, MD
    Dr. Kevin Weidman, MDMedical Director
  • Peter Brunzelle
    Peter BrunzelleExecutive Director

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


WisHope Recovery, formally SALS Recovery Center, offers outpatient-based recovery communities Waukesha, Wisc., about 30 minutes west of Milwaukee. Their stated mission is to provide resources, education, and support to Wisconsin communities and individuals impacted by addiction and mental health disorders. Along with outpatient programming, WisHope also operate multiple sober living homes.


WisHope Recovery operates 24-hour, peer-run resource and a support hotline that offers behavioral health resources to the state of Wisconsin. While participating within the community, clients may attend recovery meetings, receive job placement assistance through a drop-in center, and receive peer recovery coaching.

Along with participating in these recovery communities, clients may also reside in gender-specific recovery housing, which offers peer support, a sober environment, and recovery-oriented activities. Depending on the needs of each client, sober housing offers three phases, each lasting between three and six months: Acclimation Phase, Transition Phase, and Independent Phase. As a resident progresses through each phase, they receive gradually more independence.


There is currently no information regarding the credentials of the facility's staff, though the organization largely relies on peer-to-peer support.


WisHope Recovery operates three gender-specific sober living homes: two for men and one for women. The homes offer shared or private rooms, recovery activities, and regular drug testing to ensure resident safety.


The sole alum polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility a negative review, though it should be noted the change from SALS Recovery Center to WisHope Recovery. "Ive been sober for over 6 years, and i did it by myself and this place just worked against me at every point i wss there," the alum wrote.

However, secondary sources revealed highly positive reviews for the facility. On the facility's Facebook page, which the facility may manage, 13 individuals all awarded WisdHope Recover perfect five-star ratings. “The time and attention spent on each client is incredible,” Quinnten, a representative reviewer, wrote.[1]

On Google, reviews were similarly positive, as 16 reviewers awarded the facility an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars.[2] "Warm and welcoming staff. Fully invested in all aspects of the treatment process. Dedicated people that truly care!," Jerrett, a representative reviewer, wrote.


According to the facility's website, the Acclimation Phase costs $800 per month and $1200 per month for females; the
Transition Phase costs males $600 and females $1000 per month; and the Independent Phase costs males $600 and females $1000 per month. Food vouchers are offered during the Acclimation Phase. Private insurance is not accepted.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/ProjectWisHope/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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