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FIXED: How did this police officer accidentally overdose?

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor October 28, 2020

“It was during the summer of 2017. It was super hot outside, and we were dispatched to an apartment complex. A male was in a car and wasn’t breathing. I was the first to arrive in a line of squad cars....

FIXED: 'Thank you for saving my life'

FIXED: ‘Thank you for saving my life’

Jack Tierney, FIXED Writer October 28, 2020

The video showed grainy black and white images of a lifeless body lying on the ground as semi-trucks and motorists passed by. White clouds of condensation blew from the officers’ mouths as they moved...

Former UW football star talks addiction

Former UW football star talks addiction

'What happened to Montee Ball?'
As told to Natalie Dillon, FIXED Writer October 21, 2020

Pain and addiction “What happened to Montee Ball? That is the million-dollar question. That is the question I saw on Google, on Twitter, all the time. I was so anxious to go out and to talk to people,...

Jenna Washuleski
and her niece, Makayla Brewington, look through a photo
album together. Jenna took legal kinship of Makayla when she was 13.

Odd one out: A family fights addiction and for each other

Kaitlyn Scoville, FIXED Writer October 21, 2020

Just a day in the life Jenna Washuleski is in her element. Despite the chaos of kids running around at the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, she glides in with a special guest for a H.O.P.E. Group —...

Brenda: Wisconsin is ‘what we needed to get clean’

Brenda: Wisconsin is ‘what we needed to get clean’

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor October 14, 2020

As told to Joseph Schulz “What led me to drugs was losing my kids — the pain of it. I was like, ‘Well, I tried pot and I didn't get addicted. I tried acid and I didn't get addicted. Why would...

Responsibility at the heart of Nick’s recovery

Responsibility at the heart of Nick’s recovery

Gabrielle Fischer, FIXED Writer October 14, 2020

As told to Gabrielle Fischer Pain and addiction “My mother was a heroin addict. When I was 7, she dropped me off at a place called the Friendship House in Pennsylvania. It was supposed to be for the...

Chris and his cat, Rommel, whom he adopted after Mr. Pooh died. Chris credits Mr. Pooh for saving
his life after the cat came up to him and rubbed against his leg, giving him a moment of clarity just
before he was about to kill himself.

Kessler: ‘By the time I was 12, I was a full-blown alcoholic’

Chris Kessler's path to recovery
Neal Hogden, FIXED Writer October 14, 2020

A Tumultuous Childhood At 6 years old, most children are experiencing a lot of firsts, whether it’s their first time losing a tooth, their first grade on an assignment, or their first sleepover....

FIXED: Family at the heart of Myron’s recovery

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor October 7, 2020

Myron Batiste shook his head and laughed at the mugshot showing a sullen man with dead eyes, staring into the void. Wearing his best shirt and tie, Myron was laughing because he is no longer the...

Lacy: ‘Treatment was never going to be enough’

Jelissa Burns , FIXED Writer October 7, 2020

Pain and addiction “When my first daughter was 2, I got addicted to opioids. I had never done them before, but then I broke a bone in my foot and I got a kidney infection in the same three-month...

Winnebago County Judge Scott Woldt, as told to Leo Costello

Leo Costello, FIXED Writer September 30, 2020

"I started [working as a judge] in January of 2004 and I quickly learned that the majority of the people that came in front of me were here with drug and alcohol-related issues, so I knew there was...

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