New Helpline Reduces Stress-related Alcohol and Drug Use During Coronavirus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Cheryl Wittke, Executive Director Safe Communities (608) 256-6713   New Alcohol and Drug Use Helpline from Safe Communities   Safe Communities 24-7 [...]

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 [...]

Editorial: Faces of suicide

For as much as we walk about suicide – for as much as we talk about talking about suicide – nothing seems as effective in generating discussion of this crisis as seeing the human face of suicide. [...]

Suicide survivors ask others to talk about the topic to remove stigma

After two high profile suicides, those who had loved ones who have killed themselves are urging everyone to have the conversation about the issue in an effort to get rid of the stigma surrounding [...]

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 [...]

Workshops aimed at helping older adults prevent falls

One in every four adults 65 and older falls every year. But falling is not normal for older adults, and they can learn how to take steps to prevent falls. Stepping On, a workshop offered locally, [...]

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 [...]

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