In The Grip of Heroin: Finding Help



- Wisconsin Department of Justice's Anti-Heroin Campaign

- Informational Brochure from State Justice Department

- Presentation by Department of Justice

- Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
from Substance & Mental Health Services Administration,
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

- Narcotics Anonymous

Places to Return Unused Medications:

- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 26, 2013

- Local Police Stations Collect Unused Medications Year-Round


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

This story is the second in a series about the growing problem of heroin use and overdoses in Wisconsin

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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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

This story is the first in a series about the growing problem of heroin use and abuse in Wisconsin

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

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