Wake Up Call Room: Partnering to Fight Opioid Addiction Through Education

24959016_1509486650_3862I’m always happy to see partnerships like this in delivering our services. We are stronger together, especially in the fight against drug abuse.

From the Oak Creek Health Department …

The Oak Creek Health Department and a local Boy Scout are creating a mobile Wake Up Call room in partnership with South Milwaukee and Cudahy Health Departments. Adolescent and teen drug use is on the rise throughout the U.S. and an issue we face here in Milwaukee County. The Mobile Wake Up Call room is a trailer that contains a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. The Mobile Wake Up room will be used in our communities to educate parents and caregivers about the signs of drug or alcohol addiction and prevent and stop abuse. Eagle Scout Joe Schissler started a GoFundMe to raise funds to support the construction of the Wake Up Call room for his Eagle Scout project.

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