• Waukesha County's Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis

    On Monday, May 15, 2017, Waukesha County officials announced a work plan to combat opioid overdose deaths in Waukesha County. The plan will train first responders and other key community sectors using four main prevention and treatment strategies:

    • A county-wide environmental scan to identify risk and protective factors
    • Offer free community-level trainings on the administration of the opiate reversal agent Naloxone (Narcan) and distribute free kits containing Naloxone
    • Opiate overdose prevention education sessions in the county
    • County Crisis Worker outreach to users who have experienced an overdose 

    Waukesha County’s plan is funded by the state’s participation in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project (WI-PDO), a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More information about the WI-PDO grant is available at www.samhsa.gov.

  • National Prevention Week in Waukesha County

    May 14-20 is National Prevention Week. In recognition of this week, Waukesha County will join the Waukesha County Drug Free Communities Coalition (DFC) in hosting and/or launching an event or program each day of the week.

    Activities start Monday, May 15 with a major announcement about how the County plans to battle the opioid crisis.

    The week will end with the 3rd Annual Jump for Archie: Jump for Life on Sunday, May 21. Leaders from the local communities, Waukesha County, and the state of Wisconsin will gather to highlight the many great efforts to battle the opiate/heroin epidemic. Participants will then jump into Oconomowoc Lake to raise awareness of this important issue. 

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  • Free Naloxone Trainings

    Waukesha County is conducting free Naloxone (Narcane) training sessions so that members of the community can correctly identify an opiate overdose and help administer a life-saving antidote. Trainees will also receive a free dose of Naloxone to use in case of emergency. 

    • May 16 at 6:00 pm - Overdose Awareness & Prevention: A Family Education Event at the WCTC Richard T. Business Building B115/117 (800 Main St, Pewaukee)
    • May 21 at 4:00 pm – Free Naloxone trainings and kits will be available every 30 minutes at the 3rd Annual Jump for Archie
    • June 1 at 5:30 pm – The first in a series of monthly Naloxone administration trainings and kits will be at the Waukesha Alano Club. Subsequent trainings will take place the first Thursday of each month