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Too Few of Wisconsin’s Addicted Nurses Getting Treatment

Posted under Legal Issues, Treatment, Wisconsin

You would think that people who are trained in the medical field – doctors, nurses, technicians, and so on – would have a greater understanding than the man on the street of the dangers of prescription drugs. But some studies show that the number of addicts in the medical profession is roughly the same as in the general public. Many states offer addiction treatment for healthcare workers, but in Wisconsin, along with some other states, not many addicts are trying to get treatment. And it’s causing dangerous situations with patients. more…

Wisconsin’s VanderMeer Cracks Down on Prescription Drug Addiction

Posted under Drug Rehab, Legal Issues, Prescription Drugs, Wisconsin

Nancy VanderMeerWhen Nancy VanderMeer assumed her post as Republican State Rep of Wisconsin’s 30th District, she found out quickly that prescription drug addiction was a big problem in her state. And she took immediate action proposing and getting bills passed that could help the situation get under control.

The changes made by the bills are impressive. more…

Stay Safe This Holiday Season – Especially in these Cities

Posted under Alcohol, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

If you’re looking to stay safe over New Year’s Eve this year, be aware that some cities are far worse than others. In fact, here are the 25 drunkest cities in America – the worst cities to be out on during the holiday season. 1. Boston, MASS. 2. Norfolk, VA 3. Milwaukee, WI 4. Charleston, more…

Does Your City Influence Your Kids' Drinking Alcohol?

Posted under Alcohol, GHB, Nebraska, Nevada, Wisconsin, Young People

Whether or not your kids turn into drinkers is somewhat dependent on their environment. If your kids’ friends don’t drink, there’s a good chance your kids won’t either. The same applies to the town or city you live in. Is it big on alcohol? If so, your kids are going to have more temptation to more…

Wisconsin Cracks Down on Alcohol Abuse

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Crack Cocaine, Wisconsin

You may have seen the tourist advertisements for Wisconsin. “It’s the cheese,” they say. Well, cheese isn’t the only thing Wisconsin is known for. In fact, alcohol abuse may be higher on the list of attractions for the locals. From the University of Wisconsin Madison’s high rankings on the various party school lists to the more…

Addiction Help Hits Jackson County with Drug Court

Posted under Addiction Help, Wisconsin

Drug court is now going to be offered in Jackson County, Wisconsin. Initial approval has gone through, and start up costs have been supplied. Four officials are now training in Portland, Oregon. Soon, non-violent drug offenders in Jackson County will have the opportunity to get the addiction help they need instead of going to prison. more…

Addiction Help for Prescription Drug Abuse is Needed in Merrill, Wisconsin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Wisconsin

Merrill High School in Lincoln County, Wisconsin has a prescription drug abuse problem. Last Monday, the Merrill school board expelled six students for prescription drug-related charges. That could mean possession, selling them, and/or passing them out to their friends. Most likely the six students were high. You can be sure that two or three of more…

Addiction Help Isn’t Just Needed By Twenty-Something’s

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Wisconsin, Xanax

If you think being addicted to prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax or Ritalin is limited to one age group or one location, you’ll have to look closer to your own home. Although high school seniors and college students get most of the press, and do need the majority of the addiction help in more…

Get Addiction Help for Students Before They're Expelled

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Wisconsin

Merrill High School in Wisconsin has a zero tolerance policy on drugs and, consequently, eight students were expelled when they were caught with prescription drugs. It’s no doubt best for the school – kids who take drugs often encourage others to do the same, so the kids in the environment are safer without that influence. more…