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Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction. He used the cash to go on a binge — and died

Her son 'would not have died' if not for insurance company payout Jennifer Alba sifts through the boxes of photographs and documents. It's a collection of what once was, and what her life has become. A mother sorting through pain. There's her son, Joseph, as an infant, smiling, dressed in a onesie with his bright

2019-04-24T00:10:57-08:00April 24th, 2019|

Drugs, Alcohol aiding in growing domestic violence cases

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Domestic violence deaths are on the rise according to the Spartanburg County Coroner. "Those who have addictions, they are also fueling other crimes," said Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller. It's a trend Sheriff Mueller says starts with abusers committing petty crimes to satisfy their addiction. Those crimes include stealing from loved ones

2018-08-30T01:40:54-08:00August 30th, 2018|

County drug programs showing impact

As illegal drugs continue to harm the community, Racine County programs and alcohol and drug treatment can help curb recidivism. That message came through in a March 6 presentation by Racine County Alternatives Program Supervisor Boyd Schwartz and Circuit Court Judge Timothy Boyle to the Government Services Committee. It was designed to help some County

2018-03-15T08:42:56-08:00March 15th, 2018|

App designed by UW researchers proven to help overcome drug, alcohol addictions

A team of University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a mobile smartphone app proven to help individuals overcome drug and alcohol addictions. A-CHESS acts as self-assessment tool, support system for individuals struggling with addiction Andrew Quanbeck, assistant professor of family medicine and a member of the Addiction-CHESS research team, describes the mobile application as a

2018-03-15T08:42:56-08:00March 15th, 2018|
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