Innovative and community-based prevention projects are being implemented in the United States. These efforts are accomplished through partnerships between social services, health care systems, law enforcement, local public health, and other community stakeholders. Projects include community education, drug disposal awareness, and youth-focused mentorship opportunities.


drug court

Wright County Probation

Wright County drug court

Established in 2016, "The Turn" program represents a collaborative effort of criminal justice stakeholders working together to break the cycle of recidivism among drug addicted offenders in the court system.
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community education

Wright County Public Health, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA, Munson Lake Nutrition

community conversation

Along with a 2019 community forum in Howard Lake, Wright County Public Health presents to civic organizations, schools, and other community groups about substance use. Contact MEADA if your organization is interested.
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Overdose Map

Wright County Sheriff's Office

tackling the overdose epidemic

Nationally, in 2017, there were over 72,000 drug overdose deaths with the largest increase in deaths related to fentanyl and synthetic opioids. Provisional data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a decrease in fatal overdoses from 2017 to 2018, however, there is an absent methodology nationally to track non-fatal overdoses. ODMAP offers the ability to collect both suspected fatal and non-fatal overdoses, in real time, across jurisdictions, to mobilize a cohesive and collaborative response.
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