Connections Counseling: Changing Lives

When I was first trying to get sober.. I remember telling my group at Connections Counseling in Madison that I couldn't imagine a life without music festivals and concerts.. they were what I lived for! I loved being social and DANCING.. and for me at that time that also meant being immersed in alcohol and drugs.
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How a pre-arrest opiate diversion program is saving lives in Wisconsin

At a recent training I attended, one of the presenters struck a chord with me. A sergeant from the Greenfield (Wisc.) Police Department talked about the success his agency had with a heroin recovery program. The agency had an agreement with a local hospital to provide immediate treatment to those who came to the police asking for help. I thought to myself, “What a great idea!"
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Medicated Assisted Treatment

Different medications can be used to help individuals who struggle with alcohol or opioids. Opioids are drugs which include heroin, fentanyl or prescription painkillers (oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine). Medications such as methadone and buprenorphine are opioid medications that are used to treat people struggling with opioid use, but they are not right for everyone.
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