October 2016
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What Have We Been Up To?

Hello, readers! This October, ARC has been working hard at making a positive influence in our community! There are so many fun and sober activities to be done for the upcoming holidays!
It is very easy for an addict to use his or her alcoholism as a source of comfort and even a cover for past and/or present events in the addict's life.

Don't let an addiction hold you back from asking for help.

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In 2008, 58% of all driving fatalities on Halloween night involved drunk drivers.

While Trick-Or-Treating: Be watchful and alert while walking the streets or through neighborhood sidewalks. Carefully cross roads and always look several times before making any crossings.

Let's make this Halloween a fun and exciting holiday for EVERYONE!

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Questions From The Community!
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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:
      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.
      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 ~
Breast Cancer Risk Factor:
Drinking Alcohol

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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Your donation will touch the lives of many of our community members through our youth AODA education, family support groups, and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) support.

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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 
We are starting a new trend on all of our social media sites, as well as in our own personal lives! By joining us in celebrating your Saturdays by staying sober, you are encouraging others within your community to follow in your footsteps towards an addiction-free community!
1. Don't preach.
Don't cover up, lie, or make excuses for them or their behavior.
Don't argue 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.
Don't assume their responsibilities: This protects them from the consequences of their behavior. 
Don't feel guilty. It's not your fault.

More info is available at
Rx Take Back Locations

City of Hartland Police Department

Mukwonago Police Department (Open 24/7)

City of Muskego Police Department

City of New Berlin Police Department

City of Oconomowoc Police Department

City of Pewaukee Municipal Court Building (M-F 8m-4pm)

Village of Pewaukee Police Department

Sussex Public Safety Building (M-F 8am-5pm)

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Lobby
(Open 24/7)

City of Waukesha Police Department
Addiction Resource Council, Inc.
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