Waukesha County

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Waukesha County's Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis


Waukesha County’s plan to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths in the county focuses on these strategies:

  • Scanning the county to identify risk and protective factors for all county residents
  • Offering free trainings open to all county residents on the administration of naloxone, a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose
  • Distributing free kits containing naloxone to county residents who express interest
  • Opiate overdose prevention education sessions in the county
  • Reaching out to opioid users who have experienced an overdose and providing support through the county crisis system

This work plan was announced in May 2017. It is funded by a grant provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The state received a grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to prevent prescription drug/opioid overdose related deaths.

Free Naloxone Training

Learn how to identify an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone, a life-saving antidote. Attend a free training. All participants will receive one free dose of naloxone to use in case of an emergency.

Naloxone Trainings:

In response to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Naloxone trainings are also now being offered virtually.

*Click HERE to view available Naloxone Training Dates and Events

For additional information please contact us at overdoseprevention@waukeshacounty.gov or (262)896-8061.


The current state of misuse and abuse of opiods is a public health crisis in Wisconsin. Please visit Wisconsin Department of Health and Services.

The following agencies and organizations offered an Opioid Overdose Prevention and/or Naloxone Training event
• Summit Police Department
• Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department
• Systemic Perspectives
• GE Energy
• Hartland Police Department
• HTF Workforce Pillar
• Community Memorial Hospital
• Moorland Reserve Health Center
• Village of Mukwonago Police Department
• Waukesha Area Free Clinic
• Mukwonago Community Library
• Elm Grove Police Department
• Village of Chenequa Police Department
• Herzing University
• Butler Police Department
• Hebron House
• UW Waukesha
• Casa De Esperanza
• CEPHAS House
• Waukesha Area School District
• Wisconsin Community Services (WCS)
• Brookfield Legion
• Mukwonago Food Pantry Resource
• At Your Service Home Care
• Carroll University
• Waukesha Nar-non
• Holy Cross Church
• Brookfield Police Department
• St. Anthony on the Lake
• Bayer & Fahl Dentistry
• St. Joseph Free Clinic
• Muskego Public Library
• Kiwanis Club of Waukesha
• Brookfield Reserve Unit
• Oconomowoc Rotary Club
• Waukesha Rotary Club
• Sunrise Rotary Club-Waukesha
• Town of Mukwonago Police Department
• Waukesha Children's Partnerships
• Menomonee Falls Police Department
• Waukesha Co. Juvenile Center
• Parent's Place
• Safe Babies-Families
• Waukesha Police Department
• HOPE Center
• Lake Area Alano Club
• Pewaukee School District
• Red Oak Counseling
• Pewaukee Legion and VFW Posts
• Hartland Rotary Club
• United Way
• Child & Family Services Unit of Waukesha County
• Permanency Services Unit of Waukesha County
• Waukesha County Executive’s office
• WCTC for Parents Night
• Waukesha Alano Club
• Saving Others For Archie (SOFA)
• Aids Resource Center of WI
• ADRC of Waukesha
• Waukesha County HHS Evening Watch Staff
• Waukesha Co. Medical Examiner’s Office.
• Your Choice to Live

If you or someone you know has experienced an opiate overdose and would like to be contacted about opiate overdose prevention education please contact (262)896-8061.


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