Alderman Murphy has committed to raising heroin addiction awareness in the city, because one important way the downward spiral of addication can be stopped is by friends and family members understanding the signs of addiction and knowing how to intervene on behalf of loved ones. To that end, multiple community events have already taken place, and more will be planned.
In partnership with the The Zilber Foundation, Milwaukee County, and the City of Milwaukee Health Department and Department of Administration, Alderman Michael Murhpy continues this initiative in response to the growing problem of heroin and opiate addication in the Milwaukee area.
Preventing and treating heroin and opiate addiction, as well as helping addicts recover from it, is a great challenge. We believe that working together, we can tackle substance abuse in the SE Wisconsin Region, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, and Washington Counties.
November 16, 2015 - Milwaukee County Heroin & Opiates Town Hall Meeting
Milwaukee County parents, neighbors, teachers and other community members who are concerned about heroin and opiates are invited to attend this town hall meeting. Participants will learn how to recognize drug use, what type of help/resources are available and the impact that heroin and opiates use is having in Milwaukee County. Alderman Murphy will attend this event.
June 4, 2014 - SE Wisconsin Heroin/Opiates Symposium
The symposium aimed to engage participants in a thoughtful, honest dialogue to develop comprehensive, community-based solutions to eliminating heroin and opiate abuse. This all-day interactive event brought together police, doctors, pharmacists, non-profit service groups, addicts, and government and academic institutions to share their experiences. As part of the event, attendees were asked to commit to one or more actions to help address the growing heroin/opiate addiction problem in the Milwaukee area.