FREE Naloxone Training (Video on Administration - Click Here)
Trainings are held in-person with virtual options available. The training objective is to learn how to identify an opioid overdose and administer naloxone, which could save a life or reverse an overdose. Naloxone kits are offered (FREE) to everyone who particiapates in the training. Click here to view the training dates and events calendar.
Fentanyl Test Strips
Fentanyl test strips are a form of drug testing technology which have shown to be effective at detecting the presence of fentanyl in drug samples prior to use. You can get them at:
Addiction Resource Council (Pewaukee) 262-524-7921
Vivent Health (Mobile Service) 414-273-1991
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WHAT IS NALOXONE?
A medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It is safe for all, including children, pregnant women, and pets. Has no effect on someone who has not taken opioids. Has no potential for abuse. Has minimal to no side effects. Wears off in 30-90 minutes.
Over the last year, synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl, were identified in 87% of opioid overdose deaths in Waukesha County and 73% of all drug overdose deaths in Wisconsin. The sharp increase in overdose deaths is not only impacting those who use opioids. Cocaine deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 134% from 2019 (182) to 2021 (426), and it is estimated that as many as 40% of counterfeit pills contain enough fentanyl to be lethal.
Waukesha County declares Fentanyl a Community Health Crisis on August 1, 2022
Read Declaration HERE
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than morphine, is fueling overdose deaths across the US and Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Issues Public Health Advisory to Warn of the Risks of Death from Drugs Laced with Fentanyl (August 17, 2022)
Read more HERE.
This work to prevent prescription drug/opioid overdose related deaths is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services with funds provided by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The current state of misuse and abuse of opiods is a public health crisis in Wisconsin. Read a "Dose of Reality: Opioids in Wisconsin" from the WI Dept of Health Services HERE.
To learn more about services for Alcohol and Other Substances from Waukesha County Health & Human Services, click HERE.
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.