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Substance Misuse and Injury Prevention

Substance Misuse: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines substance misuse as “...the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs.”

The most common types of substance use disorders in the U.S. include:

Overdose Deaths in Milwaukee

Milwaukee County, specifically the City of Milwaukee has been seeing an increase in overdose deaths attributed to heroin and opioid usage. 

The City of Milwaukee Health Department has teamed with the City County Heroin Opioid Cocaine Task Force, the Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee County Substance Abuse and Prevention (MCSAP) coalition, and many others to tackle this issue.

Click here for more information on heroin 

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Community Opioid Prevention Effort (COPE) reports on the Milwaukee County opioid crisis, with data from 2012-2018. For the full report, click here.

Substance Abuse Related Complaints

To report any tobacco use in a restricted area, click here 

To report any needles in your community, click here


 

Opioid Awareness Campaign

Don't let prescription Opiods become the problem
No  permita que los opioides de receta medica se conviertan en el problema
Know the risks in what you are taking
Conosca los riesgos que hay en lo que esta tomando

For more information, visit our Opioids page