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Regional
1:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Heroin Prevention Summit in Milwaukee Focuses on Collaboration

Heroin has been a growing problem in Wisconsin and other states in recent years
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The number of people using heroin in Wisconsin has risen steadily over the last five years.

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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
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

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

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

In The Grip of Heroin Part 4: Lawmakers Grapple With The Problem

State Rep. John Nygren talked about his daughter's heroin addiction as part of the Attorney General's awareness campaign.
Credit Wisconsin Department of Justice

Heroin has been taking a toll in Wisconsin – because of its highly addictive and devastating grip.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon October 14, 2013

In the Grip of Heroin Part 3: Helping Users Fight the Pull of the Addictive Drug

Heroin users become easily hooked on the drug. Once the addiction takes hold, many struggle for years to get sober. Some don’t survive the fight
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Many heroin users try to stop, but find they cannot free themselves from the hold the drug has on them.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

In the Grip of Heroin Part 2: Lives Changed, Lives Lost

The grandparents of Brandon Gabor remember him, in part, by looking at the hundreds of photos they took of him when was growing up. Brandon was 26 when he died of a heroin overdose in July
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

There has been a dramatic rise in heroin use and fatal overdoses in Wisconsin. Last year, nearly 200 residents died using the illegal drug. It’s shown up in more than two-thirds of the state’s counties.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

In the Grip of Heroin Part 1: Trends in Wisconsin

The state justice department website features photos of heroin and drug paraphernalia, as part of the DOJ’s anti-heroin public awareness campaign
Credit Wisconsin Department of Justice

Heroin has been devastating lives. In 2012, the illegal drug killed 199 people in Wisconsin, and crushed family and friends.

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