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a safer place.

WEBINAR SERIES
Ending Deaths from Despair

See our calendar of upcoming webinars addressing suicide prevention and drug poisoning prevention.

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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Ending African American Deaths from Despair Opening Remarks

AAOC Ending African American Deaths from Despair – Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive, Webinar Series Opening Remarks Friday, June 5, 2020 “Words cannot express my sorrow at this heartbreaking moment
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Purple Lights for Recovery

Show your support for those in recovery by participating in September’s events and lighting your business, organization or home in purple lights. When you do, you’ll be joining others who
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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month In honor of those we’ve lost, National Recovery Month is meant to find hope in the reality that recovery from substance use and mental health
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SAFE COMMUNITIES

difference makers

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of unused medicines safely disposed of by MedDrop partners

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TREATED FOR OVERDOSE

in the emergency room and matched with a recovery coach enrolled in treatment

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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.