Held Hostage by Heroin: A community resource guide
For Hub City Times
Often when someone or a loved one is affected by a substance use disorder and is looking for help, it can be overwhelming. Where does one start?
In 2015 Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth, the Wood County Health Department, and Healthy People Wood County developed a guide. This guide details Wood County, Wisconsin, and national alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health resources, and it is updated on a regular basis as information changes quickly. The information provided may not be inclusive of all resources, but it can be a starting point to support those in need.
The MACY Drug Task Force also developed a brochure listing Marshfield prescription drug abuse and heroin use resources as well as detailing Wood County Human Services resources, support groups, and counseling services.
The brochure and guide can be found online at marshfield4youth.org, and hard copies are available upon request.
Ask the Marshfield Police Department
Question: What are signs or indications that a person exhibits from using heroin or other opiates?
Answer: There are several signs or indications that an individual may be using heroin or other opioids. Some of the more obvious signs are appearing extremely tired or lethargic (“on the nod”), small or constricted pupils, droopy eyelids, slurred speech, a dry mouth, and track marks or injection sites. Other indications could include changes in normal behavior, unexplained loss of material items, use of multiple phones, and changes in friends and social networks.
Schedule a MACY Drug Task Force presentation or submit “Ask Marshfield Police Department” questions by contacting the Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach at 715-221-8400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.