The number of opioid overdose deaths in Wisconsin has increased 725% from 111 deaths in 2000 to 918 deaths in 2019.
In the U.S. and in Wisconsin, more people die from drug overdose than from car accidents.
In 2017, Wisconsin experienced an 83% increase in death rates from cocaine-involved overdoses.
Wisconsin leads the nation in binge drinking.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a 117% increase in overdoses in Wisconsin.
Permanent supportive housing can positively impact these alarming statistics and can significantly reduce emergency care and incarceration costs in the long-term.
We believe that Restoring Roots will be a healing space for our residents and improve their physical and mental health. They will learn the necessary skills to build “recovery capital” in order to maintain abstinence from drug and alcohol-use and graduate from Restoring Roots with qualifications and confidence for successful employment and healthy relationships.
Four Ways to Help
The following individuals and organizations support the work of Restoring Roots in creating an affordable, long-term residential, job training, and education option for individuals with substance use disorder.