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Regional
1:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Summit Set for June as Heroin Deaths Spike in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee leaders will hold a conference in June to address heroin problems.
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There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of heroin deaths in Milwaukee County.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Schools, State Warn Wisconsin Students about the Dangers of Heroin

The principal at Whitefish Bay High School received this packet of fliers and posters earlier this week
Credit Cassie Medved, Whitefish Bay High School

With dozens of young people dying every year of heroin overdoses, the Dept. of Justice is mailing packets of materials to high schools to educate students.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Lawmakers Hope Bills Help Tackle Wisconsin's Growing Heroin Problem

Heroin use is rising in Wisconsin, and the illegal drug has been found in most of the state’s counties
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If there’s one issue winning bipartisan support in Madison, it’s legislation to fight heroin use.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Medicine Collection Day is Saturday

Authorities want to keep leftover medicines from harming the environment or ending up in the wrong hands

Residents can drop off unused and unwanted prescription drugs at a number of locations around the community this weekend.  

The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its seventh annual event to collect leftover medicines.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

In the Grip of Heroin Part 5: Painkillers Often are “Gateway” to Heroin Addiction

Vicodin is one of the prescription painkillers that some people abuse before turning to heroin
Credit Sharyn Morrow, Flickr

This story is the fifth in a series about heroin abuse in Wisconsin

Experts say many heroin addicts first get hooked on opiate-based prescription painkillers.

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