Connections Counseling supports speaking out against racial injustice. We stand with those who are fighting for systemic reform, safety and equity for all people. We are committed to acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services so we can better support our staff and clients.
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!"
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.