The Wisconsin Rural Opioid and Stimulant Engagement (WIROSE) develops and disseminates training and technical assistance for rural communities to address opioid issues.

Extension educators across the state support the goals of the WIROSE project by:

  • Working with local health coalitions to identify needs, community priorities and the interventions needed to address opioid and stimulant prevention, treatment and recovery in their community.
  • Providing Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid training to better equip community members to help those who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use disorder.
  • Teaching adults and youth coping skills to combat stress with evidence-based mindfulness and positive emotion interventions programs
  • Conducting naloxone instructor training