The 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 90 AWY coalition’s members with the mission and focus to enhance and support those Alliance coalitions in their prevention efforts and youth development work.

Check out the website and become a member.


Governor Evers has signed a proclamation for April 2019 to be Alcohol Awareness and Screening Month.

The full Proclamation can be accessed HERE.

*** TAKEAWAY Environmental Return System (TM)
Envelopes Available *** 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a limited number of TakeAway Environmental Return System (TM) envelopes to share with businesses, agencies, and organizations that serve people who use medications.

Unwanted drugs are a hazard for accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Thrown in the trash – unused drugs can be retrieved and illegally sold. Flushed down the drain, they can contaminate the water supply.

The TakeAway envelopes are self-addressed, postage-paid envelopes that allows people to mail their unwanted drugs through the US Postal Service to a licensed, secure facility for safe destruction. Just fill the envelope, seal it with the provided seal, and drop it in the mail.
This system meets DEA requirements.

Controlled substances (Schedules II-IV) and non-controlled medications are allowed. Schedule I substances are NOT allowed.

Please submit an application at: tinyurl.com/take-away-order
Get up to 100 envelopes. NO CHARGE.
Limit one order per business, agency, or organization – while supplies last.

If you have any questions, contact: dhsdcts@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

*** Opportunity to Address Substance Use Disorders in the LGBTQ-2S+ Population ***

There is an opportunity for AWY coalition members interested in addressing substance use disorders in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit (LGBT-2S) + populations in their community, to join a workgroup being created to address this problem.

This workgroup will be comprised of both coalition members and LGBTQ-2S+ resource centers/organizations in the state. Participation is not mandatory and coalitions do not have to currently be working with or serving LGBTQ-2S+ persons in order to participate.

Please see the LGBT-2S+ Workgroup letter for more information.

Fast Fact Sheets and Reports:

Adult Binge Drinking in Wisconsin

Alcohol and Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Wisconsin

Binge Drinking Among College Students and Young Adults

Methamphetamine in Wisconsin

Misuse and Abuse of Opioids in Wisconsin

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in Wisconsin

Operating While Intoxicated in Wisconsin

Opioid Overdose Prevention in Wisconsin

Substance Use Among ATV/UTV Users and Boaters

Substance Use Among Older Adults

Substance Use and Other Mental Health Disorders Among Veterans

Substance Use in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

Substance Use in the Transgender Population

Suicide, Mental Health, and Substance Use

Trauma and Substance Use in Wisconsin

Underage Drinking in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (STR) Prevention Report

WISCONSIN ALCOHOL POLICY PROJECT: The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project has expanded and reorganized it website to provide users with comprehensive library of downloadable alcohol policy resources. Building from the alcohol policy information previously found on Health in Practice, this site provide all the issue materials prepared by the Alcohol Policy Project, media coverage of Wisconsin’s alcohol culture plus PowerPoint presentations (with scripts) to help community leaders describe and explain alcohol policy.

Don’t wait, visit our new website and tell your colleagues about this great resource.  http://law.wisc.edu/wapp/

Wisconsin residents are taking action to improve our alcohol environment, our expanded website is your tool box for change.

Wisconsin Underage Drinking Prevention Video

This video was developed under contract number HHSS2832007000071/HHSS28342002T, Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives, with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The content of this video does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of SAMHSA or HHS.