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Xylazine Test Strips Are Now Legal in Wisconsin

On Tuesday, March 26th, Governor Tony Evers signed Senate Bill (SB) 875, now 2023 Wisconsin Act 217, which decriminalizes the use of xylazine testing strips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xylazine is a non-opioid sedative or tranquilizer that is not approved for use in people, can be life-threatening, and is especially dangerous when combined with opioids like fentanyl.


Portage County
Partnership for Prevention

Previously known as the Portage County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition

Who Are We?

Our coalition has nearly 80 community members who work on making a difference in substance misuse prevention. As we work together, we hope to achieve long term cultural change that supports positive adult modeling and decreases the harmful effects of high risk drinking among Portage County residents. 

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What we offer

Our coalition offers educational videos, bi-monthly meetings, community events, and shares national and local data to help keep you informed of alcohol and drug trends. 

What we do

Our coalition focuses on awareness, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to empower Portage County residents to prevent substance misuse.


“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Need Help Now? 

View the below Crisis Lines

Our Commitment

Since our beginning, the Portage County Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention has been proud to serve the Portage County community. We’re committed to not only providing quality resources, events, and services, but going above and beyond to ensure our community achieves a high level of well-being. We welcome you to look through our site to see all we have to offer.
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Dead on Arrival: Fentanyl Documentary

 This great resource connects the caller to a specialist that can help with their specific needs.

988 or 1-800-273-8255

This 24 hour hotline provides a free resource for emotional health and suicide prevention.

A source that helps to support physical and emotional well being. 

A free text-based emotional support service that is

available 24/7.


Text HOPELINE to 741741 from anywhere, anytime, about any type of challenge or struggle. 

A free resource for locating local facilities and services, such as: detox, interventions, inpatient & outpatient rehab, therapy, and more!

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