Join Unified at the Grant County Resource Fair!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday August 28th at the Eckstein Building (fairgrounds) 916 E. Elm Street, Lancaster, WI 53813.

The events for the evening are as follows:

3:15-3:45 pm: Arrive, set up and mingle

4:00-6:00 pm: Resource Fair/Backpack Pick up for families

  • FREE MEAL-Walking Tacos and Ice Cream Truck, (all providers please stop at registration table for a meal/ice cream ticket)
  • FREE Kids Activities, Bounce House, Ice Cream Truck AND Backpack Pickup for families that pre-registered. Grant County Health Department will also be there and will be providing Kindergarten and Tdap vaccines.
  • Door prize drawings will be held each half hour, for families that pick up a ticket at the registration table.

6:00 pm-6:30 pm End/Clean up

8820 HWY 35 and 61 South, P.O. Box 447, Lancaster, WI 53813Phone:  (608) 723.9763Fax:  (608) 723-4834 “Community Commitment to Families”  

Craving a Healthier Organization?

With the recent loss of more than 10 million workers from the American workforce, it’s no wonder people are feeling overwhelmed at work!

The good news is that Unified Community Services can help.

Unified daily serves people with suicidal thoughts, addiction-related challenges, and varying degrees of mental illness. Reach out today to learn how you can empower the people who are your business, organization, or team to become more skilled at

  • managing stress,
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Seeking to Prevent Overdose Deaths in Southwest Wisconsin

The Iowa County Substance Misuse Prevention group recently brought former BMX Olympian Tony Hoffman to Dodgeville High School to speak about his experience with addiction.

For the second time in recent history, Tony has shared with Southwest Wisconsin the importance of mental health and preventing substance misuse.

To hear more about what Tony shares, go to Tony Hoffman-Top Mental Health Substance Use Prevention Addiction Recovery Speaker — Tony Hoffman (

If you’re interested in accessing mental health or addiction services, please contact Unified Community Services.

Local Media: Olympian Tony Hoffman set to speak about his battle with addiction at Dodgeville High School (

**Urgent** DEA Press Release Public Safety Warning

Publication Date: August 30th, 2022

Brightly-colored fentanyl is being seized in multiple forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that resemble sidewalk chalk. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, which is equal to 10-15 grains of table salt, is considered a lethal dose. If you encounter fentanyl in any form, do not handle it and call 911 immediately.


April is Alcohol Awareness Month

This is a good time to reflect on your drinking pattern and the role that alcohol plays in your life. Most adults in Wisconsin who drink alcohol drink moderately and without complications. At the same time, alcohol-related problems are among the most significant public health issues in Wisconsin.
• For most women, moderate drinking is no more than one standard drink a day.
• For most men, moderate drinking is no more than two standard drinks a day.
A standard drink is equal to 14.0 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in
• 12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content).
• 8 ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content).
• 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content).
• 1.5 ounces or a “shot” of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey).

Protect Your Brain from Addiction Policy Forum YouTube video

The adolescent years are marked by dynamic brain changes. An important aspect of the maturing brain is the development of connections or networks that link different parts of the brain. It takes two an half decades to hook up each of the parts of the brain to each other, like slowly building and linking the parts of a force field over 25 years. Before the force field is in place, teens can get addicted harder, stronger, faster, and longer than adults. But neuroscience can teach us ways to reduce risks and help teens navigate this tricky time.

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Both Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving are Dangerous

Alcohol and drugs affect the way you drive—putting you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road at risk. Drugs can alter your perception, attention, balance, coordination, reaction time, and the other skills you need to stay alert and safe.

What is drug-impaired driving? Driving under the influence of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs.
More and more studies of drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents have found an increasing number of these drivers testing positive for at least one drug.
According to the GHSA’s “Drug-Impaired Driving” survey, 43.6 of drivers tested after a deadly car crash had drugs in their system.
Using any mind-altering drug makes it unsafe to drive a car—just like driving after drinking alcohol!

More Information:

The Great American Smokeout® November 18, 2021

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on the third Thursday in November be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You’ll be joining thousands of people who smoke across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk. Plus, the American Cancer Society can help you access the resources and support you need to quit.