Peer Coaches support patients in their recovery

  Alexa Case says life is good now. The 31-year-old single mother of two young sons, who lives in Madison, Wis., underwent residential treatment in her mid-twenties for alcohol substance use [...]

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 [...]

Recovery coach supports pregnant women struggling with opioid addiction

Click Here to View Original Article Alexa Case, a recovering alcoholic, works as a recovery coach for pregnant women addicted to opioids through Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County. Case, 31, [...]

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 [...]

Madison’s finest take part in Battle of the Badges to fight opioid epidemic

http://www.wkow.com/story/37366449/2018/01/28/madisons-finest-take-part-in-battle-of-the-badges-to-fight-opioid-epidemic  

Coaching reduces opioid prescribing at UW Health clinics

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/health-med-fit/coaching-reduces-opioid-prescribing-at-uw-health-clinics/article_0975a963-25fc-5bc6-86ab-4bb8045259da.html

Recovery coaches to visit overdose patients at UW Hospital to fight opioid epidemic

http://www.wkow.com/story/37444623/2018/02/06/recovery-coaches-to-visit-overdose-patients-at-uw-hospital-to-fight-opioid-epidemic

Waunakee Hosts Narcan Training

http://www.wkow.com/story/36761109/madison-summit-on-overdose-epidemic-includes-transformative-stories

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