Q ~What are your suggestions for adult treatment centers for heroin addicts with no insurance?
A ~ In Waukesha County, there are a few options for treatment without insurance. First, the individual should call 16th Street Community Health Centers - Waukesha. You can make an appointment with them and they will bill on a sliding fee scale. The website is included below: http://sschc.org/locations/waukesha-location/
Another option is to call Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Schedule an appointment and they can discuss billing options with you.
If the individual is BadgerCare eligible, he or she should begin the application process as soon as possible. Visit the website below, and fill out the application. DO NOT wait for them to mail you a response. Call (888) 446-1249 to speed up the process. https://access.wisconsin.gov/
While this process is getting started, I would also suggest that the individual attends a few 12-step meetings or joins another type of support group.
~ Answered by Adam Kindred - Outreach Coordinator ~
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Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages -- beer, wine, and liquor -- increases a woman's risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol also may increase breast cancer risk by damaging DNA in cells.
Compared to women who don't drink at all, women who have three alcoholic drinks per week have a 15% higher risk of breast cancer. Experts estimate that the risk of breast cancer goes up another 10% for each additional drink women regularly have each day.
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THINGS TO AVOID WHEN HELPING A LOVED ONE WITH ADDICTION
1. Don'tpreach. 2. Don't cover up, lie, or make excuses for them or their behavior. 3. Don'targue when the other is using. Arguing with a person when they are using alcohol or drugs is not helpful; At that point, they may not be able to 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.