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International Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Event Canceled due to weather. Please visit one of our MedDrop sites to dispose of prescription medicine year round. Too often, unused and unwanted medications find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. Bringing unused and unwanted medications to a Drug Take Back Day collection site protects you, […]

MedDrop Sunday

Prevent Prescription Painkiller Abuse and Overdose in Dane County Join us for MedDrop Sunday - June 19th, 2022 Hosted by the African American Opioid Coalition and Safe Communities Locations: Fountain of Life Church I 633 W Badger Pd © 10:00am SS Morris Community AME Church I 3511 Milwaukee St © 10:30am Mt. Zion Baptist Church […]

Peers in the Park Kick-Off at James Madison Park

James Madison Park Shelter 614 E Gorham St., Madison, WI, United States

Peers in the Park Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you'd like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment. The Recovery Coaches you'll meet at Peers in the Park are in […]

Live and Loud at The Lake Fundraiser

Remi's Thirsty Moose N3135 County Road V, Poynette, WI, United States

Join us for Live and Loud 2 at Remi's Thirsty Moose in Poynette on July 9th. Suicide Prevention Fundraiser Arrive at 1PM Metal Gonz Band performs from 4PM-7PM Visit Remi's Thirsty Moose Facebook page for more info. 50/50 Raffle and Event Day Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting Safe Communities Suicide Prevention programs.

Peers in the Park: Tenney Park

Tenney Park 402 N Thorton Ave, Madison, WI, United States

Peers in the Park Event Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you'd like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment. The Recovery Coaches you'll meet at Peers in the Park are […]

Peers in the Park: Brittingham Park

Brittingham Park 829 W Washington Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Peers in the Park Event Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you'd like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment. The Recovery Coaches you'll meet at Peers in the Park are […]

Peers in the Park: Hiestand Park

Hiestand Park 4302 Milwaukee St., Madison, WI, United States

Peers in the Park Event Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you'd like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment. The Recovery Coaches you'll meet at Peers in the Park are […]

International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Display

Have you lost a loved one to overdose?  You can commemorate that person by making a sign that will be posted along the street by Olbrich Park.   The signs will be installed August 15th - September 2nd in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). To make a sign: From August 1 - 21, Pick […]

Peers in the Park: Penn Park

Penn Park 2101 Fisher St, Madison, WI, United States

Peers in the Park Event Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you'd like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment. The Recovery Coaches you'll meet at Peers in the Park are […]

Peers in the Park: Demetral Park

Demetral Park 601 N 6th St., Madison, WI, United States

Peers in the Park Event Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you'd like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment. The Recovery Coaches you'll meet at Peers in the Park are […]

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.