Author Archives: Healthy 20/20

Addiction Can Happen to Anyone

Addiction can happen to anyone. Jada Pinkett Smith brings together her mother, who battled a 20 year heroin addiction, and two others who are at different stages to discuss substance use addiction.

No one story is the same. Watch this heart felt and honest dialogue. Like and Share. And please feel free to share your story as well. If you are facing any sort of substance use you are not alone. Reach out to someone, anyone or visit drugfreefdl.com for more information and resources.

Red Table Extra: Addiction

Adrienne Banfield Norris, August Alsina and Will's sister Ashley Marie tell Jada Pinkett Smith about the changes they've made to move past their addictions.

Posted by Red Table Talk on Friday, July 13, 2018

Drugged Driving is Dangerous

Being under the influence of any drug that acts on the brain and central nervous system impairs a driver’s motor skills, reaction time, and judgement. Drugged driving puts not only the driver at risk, but also passengers and others who share the road and nearby walkways. Drugged driving is dangerous.

IBH views the fight against Drugged Driving as a significant part of the overall effort to reduce drug use, and an important way to make the roads safer for everyone who travels on them. While drunk driving rates are generally in decline, Drugged Driving is only beginning to be recognized as the maj…
stopdruggeddriving.org

Your Are Your Own Best Advocate

Partner with your primary care physician. You control your health care decisions.  Request an alternative to an opioid prescription or request fewer pills. Instead of a 30 day script ask for a three day script.

Counties around the United States are filling dramatically different numbers of opioid prescriptions each year. And even as the death toll from the drugs has sp…
fivethirtyeight.com

Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County

Would you like to help prevent underage drinking?

Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County (DFC) is in need of volunteers to wristband at the 2017 Fond du Lac County Fair July 19th through July 23rd. Please consider volunteering for a shift. To volunteer click below to review the various shifts and select what works best for you. Details concerning wristbanding will then be provided to each volunteer electronically.

 http://fdlunitedway.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=258660 

DFC focuses on alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues of underage drinking, binge drinking, and prescription drug misuse/abuse. DFC seeks to reduce community acceptance of underage drinking, increase awareness of the dangers of early onset alcohol and prescription drug use, and reduce access to these drugs.

One method used to reduce underage drinking is to wristband at festivals throughout the county as well as the Fond du Lac County Fair. This practice helps to ensure our youth do not access alcohol at these events.

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  • Fond du Lac County Fair Wristbanding | FondyVolunteers.org
  • Fond du Lac County Fair Wristbanding | FondyVolunteers.org
  • See more at FDLUNITEDWAY.GALAXYDIGITAL.COM

DEA Warning about Carfentanil

The law enforcement and first responder community have been repeatedly warned about being very careful when handling opioid based suspected substances.

Medics, Police, and Firefighters, please share this with your colleagues. If you find drugs on a patient, be extremely careful when handling them. A “new” drug is in town called “carfentanil” which is so potent that it landed two first responders in the hospital from inhaling dust while closing a ziplock bag a patient had. Expect people who OD to take 10x more Narcan to start breathing again. The picture by NHPR compares the lethal amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. Read more and find some on-scene safety tips at http://www.usfra.org/…/dea-warnings-about-carfentanil-fenta…

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