Bringing Hope to People Battling Addiction

This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by the co-founder of an organization dedicated to educating youth about addiction. (WATCH FULL STORY HERE) Anthony Alvarado, co-founder of Rise Together, will appear on the show. During the interview, Alvarado will talk about his own journey through addiction and into recovery. Alvarado, a speaker and advocate on addiction …

Rise Together Speaks With Local Parents

More than fifty people gathered to listen to Nadine Machkovech and Anthony Alvarado share their experiences with substance abuse and the need for open dialog as a way to combat addiction at the Rise Together event held recently in the Chilton High School library. READ FULL STORY (click here) Rise Together is a grass roots organization founded in December 2013 …

Mother marks third anniversary of daughter’s heroin overdose death

KAUKAUNA - It's been three years since Megan Kelley lost her life to heroin. It's also been three years since Bev Kelley-Miller was forced to start describing her daughter not as 22 years old, but as Forever 22. In that time, Kelley-Miller has become a forceful voice on addiction and recovery, collecting and recounting stories of hope, incarceration and death in the opioid epidemic. Less …

Cap Times Idea Fest: Panel takes on Wisconsin’s far-reaching opioid addiction crisis

  READ FULL STORY BY (clicking here) Prevention and treatment are key solutions to addressing Wisconsin’s far reaching opioid addiction epidemic, panelists participating in a discussion at the inaugural Cap Times Idea Fest Saturday agreed. In 2015, more people died from opioid overdoses than car crashes, according to the Department of Health Services. Opioids include heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine …

Narcan: The Lifesaving Drug

Wisconsin police saving overdose victims with Narcan VIEW VIDEO HERE>>> Talk to area law enforcement and they'll tell you - opioid use is an epidemic. Just last week President Trump declared it a national health emergency. Thanks to one state law - officers have been able to administer a drug to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.  It's called …

Students at Seymour join mohawk challenge to spread mental health awareness The 1 Million Mohawk Challenge

Watch Video Now SEYMOUR, Wis. (WBAY) Some full heads of hair took a transformation today at Seymour High School. It was a Mohawk Party. "The reason why we're doing the Mohawks is to talk about the brain underneath it," said Nadine Machkovech of Rise Together. Its apart of the 1 Million Mohawk Challenge. Two mental health awareness groups, Rise Together …

Rise Together in The Fix for 1 Million Mohawks for Mental Health

The mental health awareness campaign wants participants to use the attention-grabbing hairstyle to talk about the brain underneath it. Photo via 1 Million Mohawks In keeping with the theme of Mental Health Awareness Month, mental health and recovery advocates are getting behind the 1 Million Mohawks for Mental Health campaign—a collaboration between organizations such as the You Rock Foundation and …