What We Do
As a Wisconsin-based nonprofit, we are dedicated to fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic throughout the United States. We accomplish this through education, prevention, awareness and rehabilitation.
What does prevention look like? It looks like us. We are a fully volunteer-based nonprofit, we build education, awareness and fundraising programs to drive much-needed dollars to fund a person into proper treatment for opioid and heroin addiction in Milwaukee, Winnebago, Dodge, Washington, Dane and surrounding Counties in Wisconsin. And as such, nearly 100% of the dollars we generate go directly to helping someone who suffers from the horrible disease of heroin or opioid addiction obtain the help they need.
Our Mission ::
To save each person afflicted with the deadly disease of opioid addiction by connecting them to life-saving rehabilitation and counseling services.
WHO WE ARE!
For every $550 we raise we support a person in recovery for 30 days.
The Opioid Epidemic
From 1999 to 2013 in the United States, the drug poisoning death rate more than doubled, and the rate for drug poisoning deaths involving opioid poisoning nearly quadrupled.¹ In Wisconsin alone, opioid related drug overdose deaths increased from 270 in 2005 to 614 in 2015, over a 130% increase. While drug deaths involving non-opioids is nearly statistically unchanged during the same time.²
1.Source: cdc.gov – 2000 to 2013
Education & Prevention
Stop Heroin Now invests in the education and prevention of opioid and heroin use. Our in-school and community events are designed to build awareness, educate both parents and the community, and drive important conversations around the use, availability and deadliness of the current opioid epidemic. Contact us today to arrange for an in-person educational workshop to combat opioid and heroin addiction in your community.