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Meth Happens Here

You know methamphetamine: It’s a powerful stimulant with destructive effects. But did you know that it’s rampant here in Chippewa County?

The numbers tell the story: Meth-related referrals to the district attorney have risen 256% since 2015. This affects all of us—from Chippewa Falls and Bloomer to Holcombe and Boyd.

You can help. Learn how you can take a stand against meth in Chippewa County.

Take A Stand Against Meth

By working together, we can improve our community.

Who We Are

Chippewa County has proven before that it can overcome adversity. Our people come together in the wake of tragedy and natural disasters. We’ve demonstrated that when a crisis arises, we’ll always put neighbors over personal needs.

The Leaders in Chippewa County see the power in this civic-mindedness, and they’re recruiting the community to help take a stand against meth.

What We’re Doing

Innovation teams will work together to solve the meth problem 
in Chippewa County.

Assembling Skilled Teams

Volunteers will be assigned to teams based on their passion and expertise. Teams are organized by the following skillsets: business, faith, school, service organizations, law enforcement, and health & wellness.

Analyzing and Taking Action

Each team will conduct a research-backed analysis of the meth problem in Chippewa County, then propose and act on a unique solution.

By coming together, we can curb the meth problem and start improving our community. Join us.

See how meth can take people to their breaking point.

What We’re Facing

Methamphetamine is intensely addictive, and it affects the brain and body. Meth users are often aggressive, paranoid, and delusional, spelling harm for people around them.1

Northwest Wisconsin has seen a massive increase in meth use in the last four years, and it’s tearing families apart.

Meth has serious effects in Chippewa County.
Since 2015:

%

Increase in meth-related referrals to district attorney2

What this means: More meth use means more crime and more victims.

%

Increase in out-of-home placements2

What this means: Many more tax dollars will be needed for these placements.

%

Increase in referrals to Child Protective Services2

What this means: More children are living in unsafe, unhappy homes.

Despite thinking it is not possible; there are many people who have recovered from meth addiction including myself. Most people will not discuss their previous addiction due to the heavy stigma. For me, my path to wellness included finding a healthy support system, giving back to my community, and a daily meditation practice. Having a network that accepts me how I am, and is invested in my success has been paramount in my ability to survive meth addiction.

Sarah Ferber, Associate Director of EXPO-Statewide

What You Can Do

Meth happens here, and you can take a stand against it.

By volunteering, you’re taking part in a collaborative effort to improve Chippewa County.

Ready to help? Just fill out the contact form and press “Get Started” to get your volunteer application. For more information, contact info@takeastandagainstmeth.org.

Yes, I Want To Help!

This information will be used by our core team strictly for contact purposes, and will not be sold or otherwise distributed to outside parties.

1 Wisconsin Department of Health Services (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/meth/index.htm)
2 Chippewa County Records Management System

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Contact Us

Rose Baier | Campaign Coordinator
e: info@takeastandagainstmeth.org
p: 715-726-7798

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Contact Us

Rose Baier | Campaign Coordinator
e: info@takeastandagainstmeth.org
p: 715-726-7798

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© 2019 takeastandagainstmeth.org.
All rights reserved.