heroin http://wxpr.org en Early Screening For Heroin, Opioids, Alcohol Emphasized http://wxpr.org/post/early-screening-heroin-opioids-alcohol-emphasized <p> The heroin and opioid&nbsp; addiction problems troubling many Wisconsin communities, including those here in the Northwoods,&nbsp; has caught the attention of one health advocacy group.</p><p><br />Citizen Action of Wisconsin is launching an initiative to increase access to effecting drug screening and intervention services for youth.</p><p><br />Citizen Action's Kevin Kane says they're looking at early intervention to stop greater, and more costly, problems later....</p><p></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:37:00 +0000 Ken Krall 20018 at http://wxpr.org Early Screening For Heroin, Opioids, Alcohol Emphasized Lewis Sentenced To Four Years In Prison http://wxpr.org/post/lewis-sentenced-four-years-prison <p>A Vilas county man will spend four years in prison for his role in the heroin death of a Rhinelander-area man in 2012.</p><p>28 year old Richard Lewis and co-defendant Jennifer Heiting , also of St. Germain, were arrested after the December, 2012 death of David Stahl. Stahl was found dead in a house in the town of Crescent from an overdose. A few weeks later Lewis and Heiting were arrested. Lewis pled guilty to First-Degree Reckless Homicide and drug delivery.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:46:07 +0000 Ken Krall 16106 at http://wxpr.org Lewis Sentenced To Four Years In Prison Prison For Vilas Co. Woman Sentenced For Heroin Death http://wxpr.org/post/prison-vilas-co-woman-sentenced-heroin-death <p>A St. Germain woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in the December, 2012 heroin overdose death of 29 year old David Stahl near Rhinelander.</p><p>27 year old Jennifer Heiting admitted to having heroin shipped here for herself and friends. Stahl died at his home in the town of Crescent. The drugs were allegedly traced back to Heiting and co-defendant Richard Lewis of St. Germain.</p><p>Oneida County D.A. Michael Schiek said Heiting admitted she was an addict , but that didn't relieve her of responsibility in Stahl's death, even if he was using...</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:47:41 +0000 Ken Krall 13735 at http://wxpr.org Prison For Vilas Co. Woman Sentenced For Heroin Death Legislator Says More EMT's Should Administer Narcan http://wxpr.org/post/legislator-says-more-emts-should-administer-narcan <p>State Representative John Nygren of Marinette nearly lost his daughter to a heroin overdose in 2009. The state Assembly last week overwhelmingly approved&nbsp; measures making it easier for emergency responders to administer Narcan, a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bills also enable callers to remain anonymous when calling in an overdose to medical personnel. </span>Nygren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked to Ken </span>Krall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about how this move will save lives.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13272 at http://wxpr.org Legislator Says More EMT's Should Administer Narcan