Information and resources regarding harm reduction are available at the links described briefly below.
Recovery Coaches are certified through the nationally recognized Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Coach Academy and provide hope to anyone affected by a substance use disorder by providing resources, connecting to the recovery community, and sharing personal experiences.
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
List of State community mental health programs and substance abuse services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
Information and resources regarding the different kinds of treatments and services that are effective in helping people with substance use disorders.
A free, confidential treatment and referral service available anytime in English or Spanish for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. The National Helpline can be reached 24/7, 365 days a year at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).