Mission Statement: “A coalition promoting responsible behaviors to reduce/prevent substance abuse and other risky activities among youth/adults in Grant County”.
We accomplish this by:
- Educating our youth/adults in substance misuse/abuse
- Encouraging our youth/adults to make healthy decisions
- Providing leadership opportunities for youth/adults
- Sponsoring drug-free activities in our communities
- Collaborating and networking to maximize our resources and effectiveness
Prescription Drop Off Locations in Grant County – Lancaster, Platteville & Muscoda
They will accept: Prescription pills, capsules, powder packets and liquids, over the counter medication (pill and liquid form), vitamins, patches, ointments, and liquids – we ask that you call ahead to drop off liquids.
They do not accept: Thermometers, inhalers, needles, auto injectors, aerosol cans, and hydrogen peroxide. We ask that you drop off pills in their original containers (Hartig will shred all prescription bottles) or seal the pills in a ziploc baggie. Visit the Lancaster Police Department at 222 S. Madison St., Lancaster, WI.
They do not accept: Thermometers, Hydrogen Peroxide, Inhalers, Bloody or Infectious Waste, Needles (sharps), Auto-Injectors, or Aerosol Cans
Disposal at all locations is free of charge and anonymous.
WARNING: NEW designer drug alert:
Zannie Air Fresheners.
For more information, click HERE.
The Burden of Excessive Alcohol Use report was just released on March 13, 2013 and it is the first of its kind in Wisconsin to offer a comprehensive look at the costs of alcohol misuse to our state:.
- The report found that excessive alcohol consumption costs us $6.8 billion a year in Wisconsin.
- To put that number in context, the state spent about $6.2 billion last year to support our K-12 schools by funding the Department of Public Instruction.
- If we divide those costs over the population, excessive alcohol consumption costs nearly $1,200 a year per person in Wisconsin, or $4,800 for a family of four.
- More than 40 percent of the costs of alcohol over-consumption are shouldered by taxpayers, at a price of $2.9 billion a year.
You can view the state burden report online (including county data) at: http://healthfirstwi.org/alcohol/resources.php