opiates http://wuwm.com en Heroin Prevention Summit in Milwaukee Focuses on Collaboration http://wuwm.com/post/heroin-prevention-summit-milwaukee-focuses-collaboration <p>The number of people using heroin in Wisconsin has risen steadily over the last five years.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 33052 at http://wuwm.com Heroin Prevention Summit in Milwaukee Focuses on Collaboration Lawmakers Hope Bills Help Tackle Wisconsin's Growing Heroin Problem http://wuwm.com/post/lawmakers-hope-bills-help-tackle-wisconsins-growing-heroin-problem <p>If there’s one issue winning bipartisan support in Madison, it’s legislation to fight heroin use.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 23445 at http://wuwm.com Lawmakers Hope Bills Help Tackle Wisconsin's Growing Heroin Problem In the Grip of Heroin Part 5: Painkillers Often are “Gateway” to Heroin Addiction http://wuwm.com/post/grip-heroin-part-5-painkillers-often-are-gateway-heroin-addiction <p>Experts say many heroin addicts first get hooked on opiate-based prescription painkillers.</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 15631 at http://wuwm.com In the Grip of Heroin Part 5: Painkillers Often are “Gateway” to Heroin Addiction In The Grip of Heroin Part 4: Lawmakers Grapple With The Problem http://wuwm.com/post/grip-heroin-part-4-lawmakers-grapple-problem <p>Heroin has been taking a toll in Wisconsin – because of its highly addictive and devastating grip.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 15512 at http://wuwm.com In The Grip of Heroin Part 4: Lawmakers Grapple With The Problem In the Grip of Heroin Part 3: Helping Users Fight the Pull of the Addictive Drug http://wuwm.com/post/grip-heroin-part-3-helping-users-fight-pull-addictive-drug <p>Many heroin users try to stop, but find they cannot free themselves from the hold the drug has on them.</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 15422 at http://wuwm.com In the Grip of Heroin Part 3: Helping Users Fight the Pull of the Addictive Drug In the Grip of Heroin Part 2: Lives Changed, Lives Lost http://wuwm.com/post/grip-heroin-part-2-lives-changed-lives-lost <p>There has been a dramatic rise in heroin use and fatal overdoses in Wisconsin. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, nearly 200 residents died using the illegal drug. It’s shown up in more than two-thirds of the state’s counties.</span> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 15261 at http://wuwm.com In the Grip of Heroin Part 2: Lives Changed, Lives Lost In the Grip of Heroin Part 1: Trends in Wisconsin http://wuwm.com/post/grip-heroin-part-1-trends-wisconsin <p>Heroin has been devastating lives. In 2012, the illegal drug killed 199 people in Wisconsin, and crushed family and friends.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 15118 at http://wuwm.com In the Grip of Heroin Part 1: Trends in Wisconsin