Surgeon General’s Report

The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences.

Governor’s Task Force

A report on the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse that was formed in the fall of 2016 with projects completed and future recommendations.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Bureau of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

List of state community mental health programs and substance abuse services.

Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) brings together coalitions, individuals and resources for a common goal that affects young people through the promotion of positive youth development. This goal of preventing substance abuse and behavioral health concerns is supported by over 100 AWY coalition’s members with the mission and focus to enhance and support those Alliance coalitions in their prevention efforts and youth development work.

Northwoods Coalition

Formed in 1995, Northwoods Coalition is the largest and oldest coalition dedicated to substance abuse prevention in Wisconsin. Over 50 coalitions in northwest Wisconsin, including coalitions from all 11 Tribal Nations, come together to address public health issues related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Wisconsin Epidemiological Profile on Alcohol and Other Drugs, 2016

This report summarizes the most current data available on alcohol, opioids (prescription drugs and heroin) and other drug use and abuse across Wisconsin and is updated every two years.

The Burden of Excessive Alcohol Use in Wisconsin – March 2013

Excessive alcohol consumption in Wisconsin is a public health problem that affects everyone. This study estimates the economic cost of excessive alcohol consumption in Wisconsin and by county using a national study.

Northwoods Coalition Epidemiological Profile: Alcohol, Opioids, (Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use) and Other Drugs

This report summarizes the most current data available on alcohol, opioids (prescription drugs and heroin) and other drug use and abuse across Northern and Western Wisconsin. County level and the available Wisconsin Native American tribal information has been included and is compared to data from the state and Northwoods Coalition (35 counties in Northern and Western Wisconsin including 11 Wisconsin Native American Tribes).

Wisconsin Behavioral Health Association (WiBHA)

The Wisconsin Behavioral Health Association believes it is important to represent both substance use and mental health service sectors along the continuum of service delivery. The phrase “behavioral health,” according to SAMHSA, is used to describe service systems that encompass prevention and promotion of emotional health; prevention of mental and substance use disorders, substance use, and related problems; treatments and services for mental and substance use disorders; and recovery support.

The Wisconsin Behavioral Health Association calls for quality assurance for an integrated, person-centered, delivery system which includes bridging supports, and building capacity and sustainable strategies. State and local health and human service agencies can achieve better health outcomes through flexible and adequate funding, utilization of evidence-based practices, enhancement of care coordination, reduction of adverse events, healthy living for communities, on-going training for professionals, and engagement of those with lived experience.

Wisconsin citizens, health professionals and policy makers are recognizing the impact that substance abuse and mental health conditions have on the health, safety and economy of individuals, families and the State as a whole. Wisconsin needs a strong voice to work towards effective and accessible behavioral health services. WiBHA will provide the platform for individuals and organizations alike to advance the behavioral health field while improving the communities we live in.

CADCA’s  (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 7 Effective Strategies
to Effective Community Change

There are seven strategies typically used by coalitions to change individual behaviors and community conditions. These are commonly referred to as CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change

Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Reports (SCAODA)

Reports with evidence-based recommendations:

  • Alcohol, Culture and Environment Workgroup Recommendations- “Changing Wisconsin’s Alcohol Environment to Promote Safe and Healthy Lives.”- April 2010
  • Reducing Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse: A Call to Action – January 2012
  • Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment(SBIRT) – May 2013
  • 911 Good Samaritan Recommendations – “Analysis and Recommendations for Reducing Drug-Related Overdoses in Wisconsin” – August 2013
  • Wisconsin’s Heroin Epidemic: Strategies and Solutions – July 2014
  • Marijuana in Wisconsin: Research-Based Review and Recommendations for Reducing the Public Health Impact of Marijuana – June 2016