The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) brings together coalitions, individuals, and resources to promote positive youth development, including the prevention of substance use and behavioral health concerns. This work is supported by over 100 member coalitions.
Real Talks Wisconsin
New! Real Talks Wisconsin has launched. It is a collaboration of the Department of Health Services and the Department of Justice. It promotes conversations on the health and safety impacts of substance use in order to build supportive communities where prevention works, treatment is available, and recovery can happen for everyone.
Check out the new website and partner resources at realtalkswi.gov!
Dose of Reality
The updated Dose of Reality initiative is a series of webpages and resources that:
- Provide information on the risks of opioids.
- Provide information about safe storage and disposal of medications to keep them out of the hands of people who may misuse them.
- Offer strategies to support people at risk of or experiencing an opioid use disorder.
- Provide information on naloxone, its availability, and how to use it to reverse an opioid overdose.
- Help people find treatment and recovery services for an opioid use disorder.
Check out the website and partner resources at doseofrealitywi.gov!
Promote Small Talks, Wisconsin’s underage drinking prevention campaign, in your community. You can order free Small Talks campaign materials.
Join the Small Talks email list to receive the quarterly Small Talks newsletter and updates about this campaign.
Alcohol and Other Drug Use Statistics
Many statistics and reports on alcohol and other drug use can be found on the DHS website.
DHS is currently soliciting applications for several grants related to substance use. See the full list on the DHS website.
Resilient Wisconsin is a statewide effort with information on how people and communities can live their best lives.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is here and ready to help. Anyone can call or text 988 or chat via 988lifeline.org to get connected to a trained counselor. Counselors are here to support anyone experiencing a suicidal, mental health, or substance use crisis. You can also contact 988 if you’re concerned about someone. 988 is confidential and free to all. It is open 24/7.