Air Date: 04/15/2019
Fox 47 Madison - Aired 7-21-2020 - Connections Counseling counselor Cory Divine and other local experts share information about recent developments in the opioid crisis. Calls for suspected overdoses are on the rise in Dane County. While the issue can partly be blamed on the isolation and loneliness brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, that's not the main cause.
After more than two decades of Wisconsin's Opioid crisis, five individuals have chosen to share their recovery stories, offering hope to many others. Within this five part series, hosted by madison.com, read about two individuals who Connections Counseling personally helped during their journey to a drug free lifestyle. Read this five part series here.
Connections Counseling therapist, Alex Kress, explains the harmful affects of substance abuse at an early age and how struggling teens can find the road to recovery.
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.
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!"
WISC TV3 Editorial Director Neil Heinen discusses Recovery Foundation mission