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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....

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