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Opioids are drugs that react with receptors in the brain to relieve pain. These pain killers can come in liquids, capsules, or tablets. Once addicted it’s too late. People continue to seek the high and will do anything to get that feeling, that high, that exhilaration.

  • "Chasing the Dragon” is a straight forward look at drug abuse and addiction and the crisis facing our nation. In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. More at www.fbi.gov/ChasingTheDragon
  •  TED talkby Johann Hari  Once a person is recovering they need to reconnect and become part of society again instead of being stigmatize or ostracized. Johann Hari's message in his TED talk offers some insightful points on addiction. This fourteen minute walk aligns with RaRaa's message that there are people who care. Our wish is to bring awareness to the issues and hope to those addicted and those who love them. Hari is also the author of the book:Chasing the Scream

  • The LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County. Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues. Download your copy of the LIFE Report and Snapshot at:http://www.unitedwaymc.org/ improve-lives/community-data/

 

  • The Wisconsin Online Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nation’s high school students. All 10 public schools in Marathon County participated in the creation of this report.Download your copy of the 2017 Middle and High School Surveys at: http://healthymarathoncounty. org/supporting-initiatives/ youth-risk-behavior-survey/

Please share any of the above information. Opioid Addiction does not discriminate, it can and has destroyed lives of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This problem is a growing crisis and we need to take a stand.

 

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