Information and resources regarding the prevention of opioid and methamphetamine misuse are available at the links described briefly below.
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.
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.
List of state community mental health programs and substance abuse services.
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. The goal of preventing substance abuse and behavioral health concerns is supported by over 100 AWY coalition members. AWY focuses on enhancing and supporting these coalitions in their prevention efforts and youth development work.
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.
- Dose of Reality
Campaign sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and Wisconsin Department of Health Services to prevent prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin. Information and free materials tailored to many different community sectors are available.
- kNOw Meth
Campaign launched by the Wisconsin Department of Justice in partnership with Marshfield Clinic Health System and Northwoods Coalition to educate communities on the danger of methamphetamine and provide information and resources for methamphetamine prevention work.
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.
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 available Wisconsin Native American tribal information is included and compared to data from the state and Northwoods Coalition (35 counties in Northern and Western Wisconsin including 11 Wisconsin Native American Tribes).
The Wisconsin Behavioral Health Association (WiBHA) is a proponent of representation of both the substance use and mental health service sectors along the continuum of service delivery. WiBHA advocates for 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, ongoing training for professionals, and engagement of those with lived experience.
CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 7 Effective Strategies for Effective Community Change
A comprehensive description of the seven strategies community coalitions typically use to change individual behaviors and community conditions, commonly referred to as CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change
The Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA) works to enhance quality of life for Wisconsin citizens by preventing alcohol and other drug abuse and its consequences through prevention, treatment, recovery, and enforcement and control activities.
Reports written and approved by SCAODA can be found here with accompanying cover letters. The following reports provide evidence-based recommendations regarding prevention:
- 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