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June 2016
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A Guest Opinion: Two lessons from Prince's overdose death
Written by: Brad Schimel - WI Attorney General


In the weeks since the tragic passing of visionary musician Prince, many speculate his death may have been linked to drug abuse. We now know his death resulted from an overdose of the opiate medication Fentanyl.

Prince's hits were all over the radio when I was in my 20s and 30s. He was a truly gifted artist, and he will be missed by many fans. Out of his death, his fans and everyone noting his passing should take away two very important lessons.

First, we as a society must work harder to reduce the stigma that surrounds substance addiction. As people speculated about the cause of Prince's death, what judgements were they forming, perhaps even just subconsciously? Did they think he must be weak or of low moral character?

Too often, society attaches labels such as those to people who are suffering from addiction. The truth is that addiction is a disease. We would not view people with leukemia or diabetes as deserving to suffer or die because they have the misfortune of being struck with a disease. What do we think, though, when when we hear a news story about a person who died from a drug overdose?

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http://chippewa.com/dunnconnect/news/opinion/columnists/brad-schimel-two-lessons-from-prince-s-overdose-death/article_0808ff23-23d9-5965-a59a-82a206bb109c.html
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Waukesha, WI
  • The above contains a short interview with Addiction Resource Council's very own outreach coordinator and temporary assessor, Adam Kindred.
  • "The focus of the gathering Tuesday was to brainstorm potential ways to weed out the root cause."
Join us in the fight against the growing Heroin abuse epidemic that is hitting the new generation! Help us unite the community in this new drug war. Drug abuse is fighting stronger than ever...but so are we. Contact Addiction Resource Council or like our Facebook page to learn more.
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Q ~ What is the difference between opioids and opiates?

A ~ Opiates are drugs, such as heroin, that are attained from the juice of the opium poppy. "Opioid" was originally used to describe only synthetic drugs, but the term has since broadened its definition. "Opioids" now refer to the entire family of opiates. This includes natural, synthetic, and semi-synthetic drugs.
In the AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) field there can be a certain level of controversy. It exists over prevention and awareness techniques, treatment options and marketing campaigns from large corporations. Although controversy can carry a negative connotation, ARC recognizes its power to spark conversation and thus the exchange of ideas can take place. Therefore, we would like to present an AODA topic and hear YOUR feedback! We want to hear from everyone: professionals in the AODA field, teachers, parents, teens and those in the recovery community.

The month's topic takes place right here in Waukesha County! One Life Recovery Center has recently introduced a Naltrexone implant company to the AODA community. The Naltrexone implant is a non-addictive medication that significantly reduces the physical cravings common with alcohol and drug addiction. This could be the next step in fighting the disease of addiction! Please, Let us know your thoughts and read more below.

Read more about the Naltrexone implant on One Life Recovery's website

Call the One Life Recovery Center for more information:  (414) 323-2498


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How Alcohol
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Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. 
 
 
CLICK ON EACH DISEASE TO LEARN MORE!
HOW CAN I HELP A LOVED ONE WHO IS FIGHTING ADDICTION?
 
1. Learn All You Can About Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
2. Speak Up and Offer Your Support 
3. Express Love and Concern
4. Don’t Expect the Person to Stop Without Help
5. Support Recovery as an Ongoing Process 
 
More info is available at NCADD.org 
THINGS TO AVOID WHEN HELPING A LOVED ONE WITH ADDICTION
 
1. Don't Preach.
2. Don't Cover Up, lie or make excuses for them or their behavior.
3. Don't Argue When Using: Arguing with a person when the are using alcohol or drugs is not helpful; at that point they can not have a rational conversation.
4. Don't Assume Their Responsibilities: This protects them from the consequences of their behavior. 
5. Don't Feel Guilty, it's not your fault.

 
More info is available at
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