Rise Together Student Advocate Speaks at High school presentation that highlights drug addiction stories

  (Watch News Video Here)  Waunakee High School officials hosted a program Tuesday to get students talking about the realities of drug addiction.The school welcomed Wisconsin-based organization Rise Together. Members of the group shared their personal stories of addiction, including 17-year-old Jaden Litwaiti. His story began at just 13, but he has been sober for more than a year now.”I …

FOX 11 & Rise Together Investigates: meth use in Northeast Wisconsin

(Full Story-Click Here) Northeast Wisconsin has a drug problem. We’re not talking about heroin or marijuana. Those drugs are on the radar. FOX 11 Investigates has found another drug is quickly gaining ground and destroying lives. The drug is meth. (Watch Video Here) “Meth was something I got into for probably eight months,” said Anthony Alvarado. He says he battled …

Rise Togethers Outreach Director Speaks out on DOJ’s launch of “Dose of Reality”

(Watch Full Video Here) State leaders are hoping to bring a ‘Dose of Reality’ to a growing opioid abuse problem across Wisconsin. (Full Story Here) In a new campaign released Thursday, Attorney General Brad Schimel highlighted the campaign’s efforts to stop painkiller abuse before it leads to drugs like heroin. In 2013, opioid drug overdoses accounted for nearly half of …