Kenosha County Opioid Task Force
Formed in February 2017, the task force is a collaboration involving stakeholders representing public health, the recovery community, law enforcement and others, all united to address the opioid epidemic in our community. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month, typically at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI. The public is invited to these meetings.
Understand Addiction. Promote Recovery. Strengthen Community.
Prevent opioid abuse, addiction, overdose and death, improve the lives of all people affected by this disease and support our community through education and awareness.
Task Force Resources
Latest meeting agenda
View the most recent meeting agenda (PDF).
’This packet can save your life’
A resource packet for first responders and others to distribute to people who have experienced an overdose. View the frequently-asked-questions section of the packet here and contact the task force co-chairs to obtain hard copies of the packet.
Non-face-to-face recovery supports options
Unsure of attending a meeting? Can’t meet in person? Try these phone, on-line and app options for recovery support. Click here for the resource list.
Kenosha Community Group Meetings - Virtual and In-person. This listing is for Narcotics anonymous, Alanon, Smart Recovery, Nar-Anon, Bridges Community Center, and Alcoholics Anonymous.
SAMHSA virtual recovery resources
Your recovery is important. In a time where social distancing is necessary but being connected is also vital these virtual resources can be used to maintain recovery.
Kenosha County Narcan Distribution Program
Learn why you should know what Narcan is, how to use it, and where you can get trained on the Narcan page.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
Kenosha County’s MAT program provides eligible participants with Vivitrol (Naltrexone), an opioid receptor-blocking medication that is administered monthly. More information is on the Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) page.
Peer support resources
Peer support specialists/recovery coaches are people who have life experience in recovery from substance use and/or a mental health disorder. Learn more here.
Resource for Families
Partnership to End Addiction offers one-on-one help to address your child's addiction. Get support now. There are three ways:
You will receive a response to text or email within 24 hours.
When a family member is struggling with an addiction, the whole family struggles. Sesame Street in Communities offers an education website with videos and handouts on how to support children and families struggling with parental addiction and strategies on how to build resilience.
Are There Any Alternatives When a Physician Offers my Child Opioids for Pain?
Partnership to End Addiction has compiled a list of alternatives to opioids for pain. Opioids may treat short term pain they doesn't address the underlying cause and they are extremely addictive. Learn more about what is available and get some guidance on how to talk to a physician about alternatives.