Attorney general’s office announces ‘A Dose of Reality’ for tribal communities

WAUSAU — Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is now offering a Dose of Reality to Native American Tribal Communities on the dangers of misusing opioid and narcotic pain medications. In addition to customized brochures, flyers, and posters, online advertisements will run throughout the summer, targeted at young tribal members and their influencers – parents, caregivers and elders.

“Here’s a dose of reality: nonmedical use of opioids in Native American youth occurs two-to-three times more than with other ethnic groups,” said Attorney General Schimel. “I’m excited to partner with tribal communities to bring this new phase of Dose of Reality, and equip tribal communities with tools and resources to prevent opioid abuse.”