Methamphetamine Awareness in Wisconsin- As many of you know, there is a methamphetamine problem in our country as well as in our community. From 2011 to 2015, methamphetamine (meth) use in Wisconsin likely expanded between 250 and 300 percent. While heroin use continues to remain a focus for Wisconsin’s law enforcement and treatment services, meth has quietly surged to a point where the number of cases, arrests, and charges are on par with heroin. The areas affected by increasing meth use are mostly concentrated in western Wisconsin and rural areas of the state, like Douglas County.
campaigns are one way for communities to work together to help fight this growing epidemic. Becoming aware of the problem, educating yourself and dispersing information can all be a step in the right direction in the fight against meth in our community. Other practical prevention activities that allow you to join the fight against methamphetamine in Wisconsin include:
Talk to your children and family members about the risks and dangers of meth use
Get involved in your local KNOW METH campaign
Get involved in your local coalition
Monitor the use of pseudoephedrine (cold medicine) in your home
Refuse to purchase pseudoephedrine for another person
Please refer to the following attachments for more information including a family friendly event focused on alcohol and other drug awareness scheduled the evening of
February 28th, 2019
at the Superior Middle School. This event will be hosted by the Superior Elks and The Alcohol and Other Drugs Community Coalition of Douglas County. A meal will be provided!