Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Addictions can result in the destruction of all personal relationships, the care and nurturance of ourselves, our spiritual connection with ourselves and others, and getting our true emotional needs met.

Alcoholism is a treatable disease and many treatment programs and approaches are available to support alcoholics and drug abusers who have decided to get help.  Regardless of how someone is diagnosed as alcohol dependent or how they came to realize they have a serious drinking or drug problem, the first step to treatment is a sincere desire to get help.

Peaceful Solutions Counseling provides assessments and effective treatment/counseling services for individuals (adults and teens) abusing or addicted to chemical substances. Our professional staff consists of certified substance abuse counselors and substance abuse counselors in training who are compassionate and non-judgmental.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling in Wausau, WI

We operate as a licensed and certified alcohol and other drug abuse outpatient clinic.

Along with ongoing outpatient treatment, we provide substance abuse assessments to determine if the individual might have a substance abuse problem, the degree of the problem and the appropriate education or treatment.

Substance Abuse Groups for Adults


This is a foundational recovery group for all new substance abuse clients of Peaceful Solutions Counseling.  This group focuses on psychopharmacology, the process of addiction, the process of relapse, the process of recovery, switching addictions, lifestyle changes, healthy communication, healthy relationships, relapse prevention, and other important topics associated with recovery.


This group focuses on a holistic healthy lifestyle that supports recovery to include:  developing a life plan, nutrition, exercise, developing a healthy support system, community support, and other important topics associated with maintaining abstinence.


This group focuses on trauma as it is associated with addiction issues to include: Safety, Taking Back Your Power, Detaching from Emotional Pain, When Substances Control You, Asking for Help, Taking Good Care of Yourself, Compassion, Honesty, Recovery Thinking, Commitment, Setting Boundaries in Relationships, Coping with Triggers, Healthy Relationships, Self-Nurturing, Healing from Anger, etc.  We offer separate groups for men and women.


This is a required group in order to successfully complete the Driver’s Safety Plan.  This group will focus on topics such as, Why Am I Here, Use, Misuse & Addiction, Change vs. Consequences, Feelings & Behavior , My Personal Change Plan, etc.

  • If clients are participating in any of these groups, we also encourage monthly individual sessions with a therapist
  • An individual intake assessment must be completed prior to beginning the group

Substance Abuse Groups for Teens

CHOICES  (Track 1 )

The Track 1 CHOICES group at Peaceful Solutions Counseling addresses experimental drug and alcohol use with adolescents. This group will meet once a week for 6 weeks.  It is an open group, which allows group members to begin at any point in the group.    Group Topics include: Why Am I Here? Abuse or Addiction? My Family, Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships, Healthy Coping skills.

CHOICES (Track 2)

The Track 2 CHOICES group meets twice a week for 24 sessions and is for teens who have exhibited high risk behaviors associated with their use of drugs and/or alcohol, and their use is becoming unmanageable or problematic.  Group Topics are:  Risk Taking, Why Am I Here? Who Are You Anyways? Abuse or Addiction? Friends – To Trust or Not To Trust, Anger and Other Feelings, Disrespect, Anger, and Shame, My Family, Family, Faulty Beliefs, Grief and Loss, Living With Others, Taking Responsibility for Offending Behavior, How Do We Change? Self-Forgiveness & Forgiving Others, My Values, the Future, Goal Setting. 

Aftercare Group 

The Aftercare group is for teens that have successfully completed an inpatient or outpatient substance abuse treatment program, and who have a desire to gain ongoing weekly support and education in order to live a life free from alcohol and drugs.