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Priorities & Initiatives Drug Overdose

PFS logoMCSAP used a data-driven needs assessment process to identify its focus on both preventing marijuana use in teens and reducing drug overdose deaths as a county-wide coalition. Since formation, the coalition has diversified its funding base to also include Partnerships for Success II funding, which targets prescription drug abuse and supports MCSAP’s emphasis on reducing drug overdose deaths.

For more information on data surrounding drug overdose deaths in Milwaukee County, view the Priority #2 dashboard.

To see a full list of resources related to prescription medication, see our resources page and filter by "prescription drugs." You can also find more information on prescription drug drop boxes, including locations throughout Milwaukee County.



The Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention (MCSAP) coalition released this holiday PSA to remind viewers that they are not alone. Help is always available by calling 2-1-1.


The MCSAP coalition recognized International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2017, with a special event in Kosciusko Park in Milwaukee. Read more about it on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service's website.




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The Priorities

MCSAP addresses policies, practices and programs in our two current priority areas: marijuana use among youth and fatal drug overdose, with a particular emphasis on prescription drugs.

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