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Addiction Guide
This Addiction Guide covers how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment.

Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know
Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it's important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others.

Drug Guide
Information on a variety of different drugs, common names for those drugs, side effects, etc.

Effect of Illegal Drugs on the Heart
Illegal drugs are drugs that are sold, often for recreational purposes, even though they are not legally approved. These drugs are typically dangerous, with many of them causing health problems, including problems with the heart. The type of heart complications or problems a person may potentially suffer from depend on the drug itself as well as other factors. These problems may include worsening of current heart problems, a change in heart rate that is either slower or faster, or even heart failure or death.

Evidence-Based Marijuana Information
Reasonable dialogue regarding marijuana use has historically proven extraordinarily difficult. Fortunately, scientific research has now uncovered a great deal about the effects of marijuana on the basic working of the brain that can form the foundation for a reasonable exchange. CSAM seeks to educate the public so that each voter can make informed decisions.

IMPACT 2-1-1
IMPACT is a dependable community resource for anyone concerned about themselves or a loved one.

Information on Addiction for the General Public
Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. This resource from CSAM gives some basic information for the general public on addiction.

Marijuana's Addictive Potential
This resource aims to give the public information on marijuana's addictive potential, which has historically been underestimated.

MHA Wisconsin: Resources for Milwaukee
This directory includes resources for mental health, wellness, and addiction services in the Greater Milwaukee Area.

MHA Wisconsin: Veteran and Family Resource Directory
MHA has partnered with Dryhootch, a veteran peer-run organization, to create an online Veteran & Family Resource Directory.

Prescription Drug Abuse Information & Statistics
Background information and a variety of resources related to prescription drugs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resources related to substance abuse and mental health.

Treatment Options
MCSAP's list of treatment resources. 

Understanding Withdrawal
Withdrawal is a hard process, understanding the symptoms and how to deal with them is crucial to be successful. It requires patience and diligence to continue while the human body cleanses itself of the substance. The symptoms of withdrawal can leave a person feeling lifeless and may even pose serious risks if not handled with care. To avoid a negative reaction to withdrawal from alcohol or drug addiction, seek professional help instead of attempting to undertake the challenge on your own. It could very well mean your life.

Intervention eBook: What To Do If Your Child Is Drinking or Doing Drugs
If you’re concerned about your teen’s drug or alcohol use, then it is time to take action. You can never be too safe or intervene too early – even if you believe your teen is just “experimenting.”

Co-occurring Disorders
An easy-to-understand fact sheet on co-occurring disorders, formerly known as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.


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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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