Heroin

A spiral to hell on heroin’s highway

A spiral to hell on heroin’s highway

Woman is determined to reclaim a normal life after hitting bottom By Annette Newcomb Staff Writer Just hours after giving birth to her first daughter, Eva Lawson knew immediately she liked the way the pain medication made her feel. A lot. “I knew I was addicted to the feeling right […]

 
 

The slippery slope

Law enforcement and medical authorities say prescription painkillers have become a gateway to heroin for many drug abusers. The relative ease of getting painkillers – after injury or surgery – often leads to abuse that sometimes evolves into heroin use.

How overuse of painkillers becomes a heroin crisis By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer When Aurora Health Care Dr. Lance Longo first came to Wisconsin to practice in 1996, opiates and heroin were issues for the east coast – not for Wisconsin. “Wisconsin was still the land of beer and cheese,” […]

 
 

‘Invading all walks of life’

‘Invading all walks of life’

Heroin permeates Walworth County, devastates users By Vicky Wedig Editor “Major and getting worse” is how District Attorney Dan Necci describes the problem with heroin in Walworth County. Necci and Walworth County Drug Unit Sgt. Jeff Patek say the drug is indiscriminate of age, gender, race or socioeconomic status. Users […]

 
 

It respects no boundaries

Patricia Hanson, Racine County’s deputy district attorney speaks about the downfall and death by overdose of her heroin-addicted cousin Nick (whose image is projected in the background) during an emotional presentation May 6 in Burlington. Even with her access to criminal justice and rehabilitation resources, Hanson was unable to break heroin’s grip on Nick. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Prosecutor’s personal story illustrates heroin’s devastation By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Nick was your typical Racine County teenager. He played sports and got respectable grades in high school. During the summer he displayed a joyous, sometimes reckless, abandon as a member of the Browns Lake Aquaducks water ski show […]

 
 

What is heroin?

What is heroin?

Here are the basic facts about modern-day heroin and its effects on your body from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s educational campaign, theflyeffect.com. WHAT IS HEROIN? Heroin (also called boy, white, cheeva, brown sugar, H, Juan and tar) is an illegal and highly addictive drug that can be smoked, sniffed […]

 
 
 
 
 

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