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KNOW FENTANYL CAMPAIGN

Learn more about our harm reduction and community education programs related to fentanyl.

Safe Communities of Madison and Dane County is an award-winning nonprofit coalition of over 350 organizations working together to save lives, prevent injury and make our community safer.

Our funding comes from federal, local and foundation grants, project sponsorship, sustaining memberships and individual donors. 

INITIATIVES HIGLIGHT

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RESOURCES

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236 Citations Issued in Dane County Impaired Driving Campaign

Originally Released: January 22, 2024.   Two hundred thirty-six drivers were cited for traffic violations during a December two-day crackdown on impaired driving which involved all
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Law Enforcement Agencies Work Together to Reduce Impaired Driving

Originally Released: December 12, 2023. Law enforcement agencies throughout Dane County are joining forces this holiday season to remind drivers it’s not worth the risk to
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2023: Deadly for Motorcycle Crashes in Dane County

Originally Released: November 13, 2023. The third quarter this year was significantly more deadly for motorcyclists in Dane County. From July through September, five people died
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SAFE COMMUNITIES

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TREATED FOR OVERDOSE

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RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.