#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Launches Addiction Recovery Helpline

The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is now available to connect people with resources to overcome a dependence onopioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is managed by 211 Wisconsin. “An addiction to opioids or other substances can be treated. Recovery is possible,” said DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives Paul Krupski. “The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline offers...(see release)
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