State of Wisconsin

MPD receives funding for new efforts to fight opioid crisis

'We cannot arrest and jail our way out of this problem,' Madison Police Department Officer Bernie Albright said


Potential passage of SOFA Act indicative of effective policy, healthy democracy

Sen. Ron Johnson's bill has potential to save lives thanks to its efficiency in drug prevention

City of Madison

Six months later, Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative proves success among five graduates

Madison prediversion program attempts to combat worsening opioid crisis

State of Wisconsin

As Trump declares third week of March Poison Prevention Week, Wisconsin State Senate passes bill combating opioid epidemic

In 2016, 63,600 people died from drug overdose in U.S., with opiods contributing to two-thirds of deaths

Breaking News

CDC report finds 109 percent increase in opioid overdoses in Wisconsin since 2016

Hike in overdoses does not discriminate between rural, urban cities

UW-Madison Campus

UW System schools receive expanded access to opioid overdose reversal drug

Law enforcement, campus security will carry naloxone in form of nasal spray

City of Madison

Reduced staff, increased autopsies belabor Dane County Coroner’s Office

Dane County also handles autopsies from Rock, Brown & Door counties

State of Wisconsin

Fetal opioid addiction increases four-fold in Wisconsin

State DHS proposed $15.7 million plan supporting community coalitions focused on reducing nonmedical use of drugs

State of Wisconsin

Meth abuse growing problem Wisconsin

Study indicates additional increases in quality of drug, arrests made for possession