Light and Unite

 



Light & Unite RED
 

What is "Light & Unite RED?" -  Light & Unite RED is a campaign led by the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) in partnership with serveral community organizations and surrounding health departments that puts a spotlight on the dangers of substance use and unites our community to engage in prevention, encourage treatment and support recovery. 

 

During National Drug & Alcohol Fact Week (January 23 – 29, 2017), join us as we light the way for a lifestyle without substance abuse. Together, we can prevent addiction and provide hope that recovery is possible. 

 


 

Get help!

 

Our community has resources available to help you prevent substance abuse, provide treatment or assist in your recovery.


View our list of resources: Addiction Resource Guide

 

Can't find what you're looking for or don't know where to start? Dial 2-1-1 to find the right resources for you or your child.
IMPACT 2-1-1 connects you with organizations in our community that have the appropriate resources to meet your needs.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A CRISIS, DIAL OUR CRISIS SERVICE LINE AT 414-257-7222.
THIS IS ANSWERED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.
 


 

Test your knowledge!


Take the 2017 National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

 

See what our teen leaders knew (and didn't know) about drug and alcohol facts!

CLICK THE IMAGE TO WATCH OUR VIDEO:

LUR Video Quiz
 



Share information

 

PARENTS EDUCATORS TEENS

Additional information available at:
- Greenfield Library

- Oak Creek High School

- Cudahy Health Department

 

Watch Videos

Synthetic Drugs

Prescription Drugs

Heroin

E-cigarettes

Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness

THE ABOVE VIDEOS WILL ALSO BE SHARED ON THE WEST ALLIS CITY CHANNEL AND WAWM SCHOOL DISTRICT CHANNEL ALL WEEK
 

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Get Involved

 

There are several ways you can shine the light on drug and alcohol use throughout our community:

  • Wear red! Show you care by what you wear - take a photo and share your support it on our social media with #lightunitered.
  • Request a lightbulb: Make your business RED to shine a light on substance abuse.
    Email Nzinga.khalid@milwaukeecountywi.gov to get your lightbulb! 
  • Attend a public event (calendar below)!

Monday

January 23

Tuesday

January 24

Wednesday

January 25

Thursday

January 26

Friday

January 27

Saturday

January 28

Press Conference featuring Chris Abele,
County Executive of Milwaukee County
4:30 p.m. @ South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee County proclamation

Addiction Information Resource Fair
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
901 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI 

 

The Red Ballon Group Grief Support Group Meeting

6-7:30 p.m. @ Shorewood Village Center (Basement of the Library)

3920 N. Murray Ave. Shorewood, WI

 

 

WEAR RED DAY

GREENDALE, WI

 WEAR RED DAY
FRANKLIN, WI


NATIONAL DRUGS & ​ALCOHOL CHAT DAY

TMJ4 PHONE BANK
4 - 7 p.m.

 

Senior Safety Talk and drug collection, West Allis Senior Center, 10-11 a.m.

 

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY WEAR RED DAY

 

Marquette University
Basketball Game promo

 

 

All week:

Proclamations declaring "National Drug & Alcohol Fact Week:" West Allis, Village of West Milwaukee, CIty of Franklin, Milwaukee County


Buildings lit red:Mitchell Park Domes, Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin Gas Building, Marquette Interchange, Greendale Health Department CLC building, Franklin Health Department trees, Greenfield City Hall

Youth Workshops: Safe & Sound, Starting Point, Franklin High School, West Allis/West Milwaukee High School

 


REGISTER YOUR EVENT
 

For a full list of events happening near you (and even in your high school), click here
 


 

Dispose of your medications properly!

FIND A DRUG TAKE BACK LOCATION NEAR YOU

 

 




Thank you to our community partners

 

      

 

     

   

             
                    
                            
                        
                                  
          

 

 


 

 

Media Information

 


In the News:

TMJ4: Light & Unite Red Campaign puts spotlight on substance abuse and addiction

South Now: Red light for substance abuse: Communities again spread awareness of issue

TMJ4: Local Group uses dance to fight addiction 

TMJ4: Recovering addict shares thoughts on helping others

TMJ4: Light & Unite Red Thank You 

 

 



For more information on Light & Unite RED, contact Nzinga Khalid at Nzinga.khalid@milwaukeecountywi.gov or 414-257-7944.  

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