The harms of opioid use, like an overdose, can impact any family in Wisconsin. That is why we all have a role in preventing and reducing unhealthy opioid use and its related risks. It starts with real talks. Having open and honest conversations about opioids with the people in your life can create a supportive community where prevention, hope, and recovery can be a reality.
Let's talk about preventing opioid overdoses
Joining the conversation on opioid use and its harms is the first step. But there are also a number of simple, practical actions you can take to support and safeguard your loved ones.
Safely disposing of unused and unwanted medications helps protect the people around you and your environment. There are many safe disposal options available to everyone throughout Wisconsin.
If you use opioids, or know people who do, it’s important to be prepared in the event of an overdose. Know what to do if you’re with someone who is overdosing.
Save a life with naloxone
Anyone can help reverse an opioid overdose by carrying naloxone. Often called NARCAN®, it’s safe and easy to give.
Get help now
If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid use, don’t blame yourself or them. Focus on getting help instead. Recovery is possible for everyone. The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline can help. It is free and available 24 hours a day.
- Call: 211 or 833-944-4673
- Text: Your ZIP code to 898211
- Online search: addictionhelpwi.org
- Online chat: Enter the chat room
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