Linda* says, describing the day that she—a successful professional and mother of two—walked haltingly through the doors of a rehab clinic to seek treatment for an addiction to alcohol. She was far from home, literally, and even farther from the safe suburban existence where alcoholism was more associated with the homeless men hanging around the Capitol Square. “You wonder, ‘How did I let myself get to this point?’” she admits.
Article Date: June 21, 2011 Shelly Dutch has come a long way in life, but she’d be the first to tell you she didn’t do it alone. A recovering cocaine addict, Dutch knows better than most the importance of a support system, and so when she started Connections Counseling, an outpatient substance abuse and mental health clinic, in 2003, it was clear that it would be a commitment, not just a business.
The Dane County Small Business Awards (DCSBA) is now in its 29th year. The DCSBA celebrate small businesses and the contributions they make to our communities and economy. The 2011 awards breakfast was held June 10, 2011 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel.
Article Date: February 27, 2011 FELONY DRUG CHARGES Dane County Assistant District Attorney Ken Farmer calls it the "make them drink" philosophy. But others wish it didn't take a felony drug possession charge - an increasingly popular tactic among prosecutors - to get overdose survivors into treatment.
Article Date: December 14, 2009 MADISON (WKOW) -- Recent surveys show marijuana is becoming more popular among U.S. teenagers, and some people believe the national debate over legalizing medical marijuana may be to blame. It's known by many names -- marijuana, cannabis, pot -- and it appears teenagers are smoking more of it.