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Substance Abuse and Injury Prevention

Substance Abuse: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines substance abuse 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

For more information, visit our Opioids page