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The moment a person becomes an addiction to something, it becomes extremely difficult to change them! If that something is “heroin”, things reach a whole different level. It is quite interesting to note that a lot of people wonder how their heroin addiction began in the first place. What were the initial signs of addiction? Did someone …

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Often times, people view drug addiction as a social problem and that the addict can simply wake up one day and stop using as long as he is willing. What many fail to understand is that drug addiction is a chronic and compulsive disorder that makes an individual rely on drugs to achieve a certain …

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Terri Jones’s journey from crack addict to drug counselor was not an easy one. However, since rediscovering her faith and conquering her own addiction, she has a lot to say about what works and what doesn’t. Even though she’d successfully completed college, she was still addicted and found herself in prison at the age 31, …

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Getting into the habit of drug addiction is no laughing matter, as it could end up being a matter of life or death. With the latter being more often than not, the sad conclusion if nothing is done about it, it’s time to invoke change. We need to recognize local killers like heroin addiction and crystal meth addiction. …

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My relationship with alcohol has always been a bit tumultuous. I can admit that I had some fun in my early days. The appeal, for me, was suddenly feeling confident and pretty, laughing a little harder with friends and finally feeling like I fit in; but I never drank like other people did. In retrospect, …

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Charlie Schrauth is one of our lead clinical providers here at WisHope Recovery & Housing. He was born to a small farming community in Wisconsin on September 19th, 1953. Recently celebrating his birthday, he remembers his long journey of addiction and his recovery. As he began to grow up he realized that alcohol and cigarettes …

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It wasn’t too long ago when addiction wasn’t taken seriously, even within the scientific community. For years, the inability to control one’s habits were reduced to nothing more than a lack of willpower. Now, more research is being conducted that leave scientists and doctors alike singing a new tune. They’re finding a common thread between …

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Peter Brunzelle, director at WisHope Recovery Centers, knows from personal experience the pain and difficulty addiction can cause. But he also understands the importance of support from those close to him. His story is that of hardship, and heartbreak as well as grace and recovery. Peter started experimenting with alcohol at around 12 years old. …

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