By Max Harding and Allison Anhalt Vince Britton started using Adderall when he was a college student in the Chippewa Valley. He became addicted and this led him to try other drugs. The US Food and Drug Administration says Adderall is an amphetamine which may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness in people with
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By Sydney Purpora It was May 2005 and David Carlson, who was about 21 years old at the time, had been in the U.S. Army National Guard for a little under a year. After searching for HVTs for hours in 100 degree weather on foreign ground and finding nothing of interest, Carlson and his dismounted
By Travis Nyhus and Mike Roemer Every morning before Sean O’Brien went to school, he got up to walk his dog, then drove to downtown to visit a drug treatment clinic in Eau Claire. His story is not uncommon as many people across the country are dealing with the impact of opioid addiction. O’Brien says
By Parker Reed & Seth Abrahamson A hot cup of coffee after you rise out of bed is not like anything else. To your daily coffee drinker, a day would not be the same if it did not involve that cup or two of java each morning. The sensation of sipping that black liquid cannot
By Erica Jones and Elizabeth Gosling After a long day of high school, Brian Ellingboe, who is now 20 years old, intended to go home and sit down to face his homework. Instead, he would let the “pings” of social media notifications take his attention elsewhere. “Back in high school, when I was addicted to
By Nicole Bellford She had lost custody of her first two children. She was five months pregnant with her third child. Her teeth had begun falling out. In early 2016, Jaclyn Reidel said she decided she had finally reached a breaking point in her battle with a methamphetamine addiction that had lasted nearly two decades.