NOTE: Materials from the Dose of Reality campaign are not available right now. The materials are being updated. The updated materials will be published here when they are available later this year. 


Opioids are a class of drugs that include pain relievers available legally by prescription, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and the illegal drug heroin.

Drug Take Back Day: October 23, 2021

Disposing of your unused and unwanted medications at a Drug Take Back Day collection site protects you, your family, and your community. Find a Drug Take Back Day location.

Steps to save a life

The chance of surviving an opioid overdose greatly depends on how fast medical assistance is received. Call 911 immediately if you suspect someone is experiencing an opioid overdose. Learn all of the steps to respond to an opioid overdose

Get help now

There are many treatment options for people struggling with opioid use. Recovery is possible for everyone.

See the data

Explore some of the data we collect on Wisconsin's opioid epidemic  

Last Revised: October 6, 2021