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Substance Use

Substance Use is a priority in our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) – Healthiest Franklin. Review this Plan to learn how you can get involved in initiatives making Franklin a healthier community. Our efforts with substance use include prevention, education, and risk reduction strategies throughout the community.

 

Prescription Drug Collection

Unused medication can lead to abuse and misuse.  Dispose of these medications the correct way at a designated drug collection site.

  • Where:  The Franklin Police Department Lobby, 9455 W. Loomis Road
  • When:  24 hours a day
  • What to Bring:  Prescription and/or over-the-counter medications.  Ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams, and pet medications are allowed. 
  • Not Allowed:  Needles/sharps, personal care products, and household hazardous waste.

Tobacco

Compliance Checks

  • We have been conducting tobacco compliance checks since 1995 through a contract with the WI WINS program. Teen volunteers under adult supervision attempt to purchase tobacco from Franklin businesses. Those who sell are issued a citation, those that do not sell receive a gift card and the owner is notified of the successful check.

  • The goal of the WI WINS program is to educate clerks on the local and state laws and to not sell tobacco to minors.

Education

  • Tobacco Prevention Poster Contest – since 1995, 7th grade students enter the tobacco prevention poster contest. Winners are chosen by community leaders and receive movie passes and have their poster displayed at Showtime Cinema.

  • Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) – Franklin High School students present tobacco education lessons to 6th grade students.

Advocacy

  • FACT: Spreading the Truth About Tobacco – Franklin youth serve on the board of this state-wide youth-led movement to reduce smoking and tobacco use in youth.

Volition Franklin

The City of Franklin and the Franklin Area Parents and Students United (FAPSU) were awarded the Drug Free Communities Grant in 2017. This five-year grant helps to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities through public and private agencies to support the efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. The Volition Franklin Coalition was formed out of the work of the grant.

 

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