Opioid abuse, which refers to the improper use of both prescription medications and illegal drugs such as heroin—is a growing public health concern in Wisconsin, as it contributes to a steadily increasing number of unintentional deaths. In fact, in 2013, more Wisconsin residents died from drug overdose than motor vehicle accidents.
Waukesha County has been greatly impacted by this epidemic–a crisis which impacts people from all backgrounds, at all income levels, and of all ages. Through the new United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County we will invest resources in programs that support youth and adults in Waukesha County within one or more of the following priority areas:
- Harm Reduction
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - Find a drop off location near you.
Dose of Reality - Find facts, support, drug free pledges, and drug take back locations.
Addiction Resource Council - Helpful information, hope, and support regarding substance abuse, alcoholism, and related mental health concerns in Waukesha County.
Drug Free Communities Waukesha County - Working to prevent youth alcohol and drug use.
IMPACT 2-1-1 - Simply dial 2-1-1 for assessments, information, resources and drug abuse treatment options.