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There’s a growing problem of overdose deaths across the US and Winnebago County has seen a very similar trend. Drugs are being laced with the dangerous and often lethal fentanyl; drugs like marijuana, Percocet, Adderall, Xanax and many others. These drugs may seem normal but the fake versions of these drugs are often filled with Fentanyl.
In 2022, UW Oshkosh installed Naloxone rescue boxes. These boxes, much like AEDs and Stop the Bleed kits, contain Narcan and other resources that can be used, if needed, to save a life. We believe being prepared and training our University community to use these tools are the best ways to save lives.
Check out the poster to the left on this page for more information about the danger of Fentanyl.
Winnebago County Resources
Solutions Recovery | 24/7 Recovery Hotline – 1-866-465-0010
Unity | Fox Valley Prism Team | 24/7 PRISM Line – 1-920-345-7747
Here’s what UWO Police Department is doing –
Reality of Addiction Training – April 7, 2022
This training covered local data, information on overdoses in Winnebago County, stories from Erin Rachwal & Michelle Kullmann (who lost their son’s to overdoes while they attended UW Milwaukee), addiction information, information about the intersection between mental health and addiction, and very important information about opioids, signs of overdose, and how to use Narcan.
*this training was not recorded in an effort to allow participants to interact and discuss their needs without fear of where that conversation or question would go.
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