Sep 20

Local Recovery Story: Vanessa D.

My relationship with alcohol has always been a bit tumultuous. I can admit that I had some fun in my early days. The appeal, for me, was suddenly feeling confident and pretty, laughing a little harder with friends and finally feeling like I fit in; but I never drank like other people did. In retrospect, […]

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Jul 19

Unraveling Opioid Addiction

Heroin overdose has claimed 888 lives in Milwaukee since 2012

It wasn’t too long ago when addiction wasn’t taken seriously, even within the scientific community. For years, the inability to control one’s habits were reduced to nothing more than a lack of willpower. Now, more research is being conducted that leave scientists and doctors alike singing a new tune. They’re finding a common thread between […]

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Jun 21

Opioids: An Epidemic


There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the opioid epidemic. “The opioid problem has yet to peak as overdose deaths remain at all-time highs and the number of addicts needing treatment continues to grow,” said Peter Brunzelle, director of SALS Recovery Center, in a recent interview. Opioids, according to the National Institute […]

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Jun 19

Side-Effects of Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most dangerous and addictive substances on the planet. That usually a result of the powerful kick that happens the very first time you use it. The high comes on quickly, especially if it’s injected into the bloodstream. Outside of the strong high, most cocaine users do not think about the […]

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May 11

Side Effects of Heroin

Side effects of heroin addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive substance that causes quick dependence in users. Addiction to this drug is a severe medical disease that grows progressively worse with time and often leads to death or overdose. The best way to prevent this is to spot use early before dependency develops. Recognizing the risks involved in heroin use […]

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Apr 03

Understanding the Crystal Meth Epidemic

Understand the side effects of crystal meth

Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine, and this stimulant has already reached epidemic proportions in many places. After all, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime roughly estimated the world has hit a whopping 500 metric tons annually in terms of amphetamine-type stimulant production, resulting in 24.7 million abusers globally. To get a […]

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Mar 20

A Story of Local Recovery, Simone G.

Simone Milwaukee Local Beats Addiction

Disclaimer: The following article contains some mature language and content.    I had many goals in my life that I wanted to achieve and had a strong certainty of what I wanted my world to look like.  I was certain, without a shadow of a doubt, that my future would be very different than that […]

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Mar 13

The Side Effects of Crystal Meth

Crystal meth addiction side effects

Addiction is a layered social issue that continues to plague society, from destroying the future of curious teenagers to controversially taking the life of celebrities. It can affect anyone, whatever their drug of choice is. Some drugs are harder to source, like specific mixes which are often more expensive and are sometimes exclusive to particular […]

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Feb 23

The Senator’s Panel

 The Opioid Problem Opioid overdose deaths within Waukesha County, our county, have more than doubled within the past five years — from 144 in 2012 to the 290 confirmed cases in 2016. Opioid overdose deaths in Milwaukee County 2012 — 144 2013 — 181 2014 — 220 2015 — 231 2016 — 290 (tentative) Source: […]

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