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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.


*** The Burden of Binge Drinking in Wisconsin Report ***

A new study from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Population Health Institute examines the cost of binge drinking in Wisconsin. Included in the report are individual county reports that provide county-level estimates, as well. To learn more or download the report, visit: go.wisc.edu/burdenofbingedrinking


*** 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 (LGBT2S) + populations in their community, to join a taskforce being created to address the disparities that these populations experience.

This taskforce will be comprised of both coalition members and LGBTQ2S+ resource centers/organizations in the state. Participation is not mandatory and coalitions do not have to currently be working with or serving LGBTQ2S+ persons in order to participate.

Please see the LGBT2S+ Taskforce 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.