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The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

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

Click here for the 2022-2023 member coalitions! 


Real Talks Wisconsin

New! Real Talks Wisconsin, a collaboration of the DCTS, the Division of Public Health, and the Department of Justice, has launched. 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

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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!


Small Talks Campaign: How Wisconsin Prevents Underage DrinkingSmall Talks Campaign logo

Promote Small Talks, Wisconsin’s underage drinking prevention campaign, in your community. You can order Small Talks campaign materials, such as fridge locks, stickers, handouts, and more. Materials are sent directly to your organization at no cost to you.

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 webpage.