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 can create a supportive community where prevention, hope, and recovery can be a reality. But it’s more attainable with more support, and that starts by having real conversations, and letting others know you are there for some real talk. That support can come from all of us: friends, family, even a co-worker. When we are united in our willingness to change the way we talk about opioid use, we can speak up, lend help, and be there for those who need real help.
- Use safely: Learn actions that you can take to help you use opioids safer.
- Respond to an overdose: Learn how to recognize that someone is overdosing and take action to a save a life.
- Get rid of medications and medical supplies safely: Learn about your options.
Keep life going with naloxone
Naloxone (often called NARCAN®) is a medicine that can reverse an opioid overdose. It is easy to get in your community.
Get help now
There are many treatment options for people struggling with opioid use. Recovery is possible for everyone.
Call the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline at 211 or 833-944-4673 for more information on services and supports available in your community.