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Dose of Reality special: An in-depth look at the heroin crisis plaguing our communities

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Dose of Reality specialMILWAUKEE — It is a problem sweeping the nation and it is a big issue right here in Wisconsin — the use and abuse of opioids and heroin. You may think it is not happening in your hometown. But this concern is not confined to just the big cities.

FOX6 is a proud to be chosen as the primary television station to partner with the state’s ‘Dose of Reality’ initiative. The campaign is aimed at curbing painkiller abuse, which can ultimately lead to heroin use.

The FOX6 Special: Dose of Reality takes an in-depth look at the heroin crisis plaguing our communities and what the state is doing to fight it. It includes stories from heroin addicts and their families, a closer look at legislation aimed at fighting the heroin epidemic, and a one-on-one interview with Attorney General Brad Schimel to discuss how the issue is impacting Wisconsin.

If you or someone you know needs help with addiction, you are urged to call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

CLICK HERE to learn much more about the state's Dose of Reality campaign

11 comments

  • Alicd

    I guess this is newsworthy because it’s killing the white community.. It is now deemed as a epidemic. Drugs in a while have been killing the black community for well over 40 years drugs introduced in this country by the white man to destroy the black family. Well looks like it back fired.. I feel no empathy what so ever for this story….

    • realitywarrior

      The strategy of distraction–The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information. distraction strategy is also essential to prevent the public interest in the essential knowledge in the area of the science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics. “Maintaining public attention diverted away from the real social problems, captivated by matters of no real importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think, back to farm and other animals (quote from text Silent Weapons for Quiet War ).”

  • molon labe

    This is funny, I don’t find any evidence of this drug being used as much as any other drugs including prescription, which is what most people are hooked on–or any information on where they got this info.. There is no drug problem in our communities anymore than there are shootings, which is “normal” now….because they happen all the time.

  • realitywarrior

    HERE’S A DOSE OF REALITY:
    The strategy of distraction!!!!!!!!!!!! The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information. distraction strategy is also essential to prevent the public interest in the essential knowledge in the area of the science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics. “Maintaining public attention diverted away from the real social problems, captivated by matters of no real importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think, back to farm and other animals (quote from text Silent Weapons for Quiet War ).”

  • phd

    The whole point, it seems, of main stream media news broadcasts, is to get you on edge and keep you there by constant programming. Making you terrified of Blacks, Muslims, viruses, shootings, car jackings, guns etc…getting cervical cancer, being attacked by domestic terrorists, or any number of the stories contained in their duplicate, endless loops. A unified message of gloom and doom delivered by the talking heads, written by a single propaganda source. Do all the news stories on whatever station we chose to watch all come from a single source? Could that even be possible? Yes. Here are two methods:
    1.) The affect heuristic is a heuristic, a mental shortcut that allows people to make decisions and solve problems quickly and efficiently, in which current emotion—fear, pleasure, surprise, etc.—influences decisions. In other words, it is a type of heuristic in which emotional response, or “affect” in psychological terms, plays a lead role. It is a subconscious process that shortens the decision-making process and allows people to function without having to complete an extensive search for information. It is shorter in duration than a mood, occurring rapidly and involuntarily in response to a stimulus. Reading the words “lung cancer” usually generates an affect of dread, while reading the words “mother’s love” usually generates a feeling of affection and comfort. The affect heuristic is typically used while judging the risks and benefits of something, depending on the positive or negative feelings that people associate with a stimulus.
    2.) The strategy of distraction–The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information. distraction strategy is also essential to prevent the public interest in the essential knowledge in the area of the science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics. “Maintaining public attention diverted away from the real social problems, captivated by matters of no real importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think, back to farm and other animals (quote from text Silent Weapons for Quiet War ).”

  • Jack zethmon

    You guys at fox6 have to talk about and hopefully resolve JUST how expensive it is to get off of heroin. Cold turkey is beyond painful and makes you feel suicidal. And even a support group after you DID get cold turkey clean, it’s still most instances does not keep you from relapsing. It is LITERALLY the hardest thing to quit, and I’ve gone thru full blown alcohol withdrawal for weeks. Heroin is so much worse. It makes no sense whatsoever that it is SO expensive to get medical help to actually get off of it properly. This needs to be addressed.

  • The Guru

    Here is the dose of reality…States with legal or medical marijuana have seen heroin/opioid painkiller overdoses drop by 25%. When is Wisconsin finally going to bone up?

  • michael w

    there are people like myself that live in severe pain from working in air force and chemicals,and i don’t want to smoke pot.i go to doctor every month,you need to talk to people that do it legally and are suffering like myself!!!

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