Ending African-American Deaths from Despair – Virtual Conference June 5th, June 8th-12th

Safe Communities and the African American Opioid Coalition (AAOC) have partnered up to bring a FREE ONE WEEK WEBINAR SERIES: Ending African-American Deaths from Despair sponsored by Minority [...]

Dane County experiencing increase in medical emergencies for alcohol overconsumption, substance abuse

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County is seeing a significant increase in the number of medical emergencies related to alcohol overconsumption and substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, a release [...]

People reaching out for help via hotline is increasing

MADISON, Wis.– Coaches say they’re optimistic that they’re helping people navigate the hardships of the pandemic. Safe Communities recovery coach supervisor Kristina Vaccaro said she [...]

Heroin addicts talk of life with demons, monsters

Heroin addicts talk of life with demons, monsters By Kevin Passon kpasson@hngnews.com Sep 20, 2018 Jewel Adams knows what it’s like to be in the grips of a monster. “The disease of addiction is [...]

Town Hall Tonight Will Address Surging Opioid Crisis in Black Community

You may not know it from the news, but African Americans are getting hit very hard by the American opioid epidemic. For example, among African Americans in urban counties, deaths sharply rose by [...]

Moving the needle on Addiction

MADISON, Wis. – This past weekend, Safe Communities held a Recovery and Hope Town Hall Meeting. Despite being after the fact, we want to take this opportunity to reflect on the [...]

Surgeon General recommends expanding naloxone access

The surgeon general announced Thursday that he encourages people to carry a drug that revives victims of overdoses. Dr. Jerome Adams made a statement today saying family members of those at risk [...]

Former addicts counsel pregnant women on their road to recovery in one-of-a-kind SSM Health program

MADISON, Wis – In the fight to end opioid addiction, SSM Health is partnering with Safe Communities to match addicted pregnant patients with recovery coaches. The Pregnancy2Recovery program [...]

African American Opioid Coalition Will Host 2nd Annual Med Drop

Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic [...]

How the opioid epidemic is impacting the workplace and what employers can do about it

https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/feature/table-of-experts/the-pain-pill-problem-how-the-opioid-epidemic-is.html The opioid epidemic has become a serious problem in the United States, [...]

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