Wisconsin families caught in heroin’s grasp fight back

By the time Cassie Nygren was halfway through high school, she was taking Oxycontin on a daily basis. It helped her fill the void she felt after giving her daughter up for adoption, and she told herself as long as she wasn’t using heroin, she was fine.
“I felt numb, and I liked it,” she said.
But if she didn’t take anything, she would wake up the next morning feeling sick, her body
screaming for the opiates. As a general rule, people don’t die from opiate withdrawal, but that
doesn’t mean they don’t feel like they will.   Read more

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