Substance Abuse Services - Resources

The Department of Health Services is committed to providing technical assistance to substance abuse services professionals. The following is a list of frequently requested resources from the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS).  For contact information for DMHSAS substance abuse services staff and programs, please use this directory.

Client Rights Office

Community Substance Abuse Services


Intoxicated Driver Program

Reports and Publications

Rules and Regulations

State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

The purpose of the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA) is to coordinate substance abuse planning across the many agencies in Wisconsin government.  There are five standing committees, which focus on prevention, treatment, planning/funding, issues pertaining to diversity of substance abuse needs among state residents, and coordination between member agencies regarding alcohol and other substance abuse activities.

Substance Abuse Prevention Services Information System (SAP-SIS)

All counties, tribes, and state grantees that provide substance abuse prevention services through the use of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds are required to use Substance Abuse Prevention Services Information System to report fiscal, program, and user data.  Data collected through SAP-SIS is used by the Department of Health Services to fulfill annual federal reporting requirements

Training Resources and Opportunities

Trauma-Informed Care

The Department of Health Services wants providers to shift their perspective on interactions with clients.


The 2016 Synar Report (PDF, 279 KB) is now available for public comment. Please send comments to Kristina Moelter by December 11, 2015.

Last Revised: October 13, 2015