The Southwest Wisconsin Rainbow Alliance is a dedicated group of individuals in the southwest Wisconsin area who support and advocate for LGBTQIA+ individuals. They promote a safe and welcoming Southwest Wisconsin through monthly support groups, public board meetings, and social engagement. All are welcome to join!
This is the story of 6 Midwest Wisconsin individuals battling addiction and journeying through recovery. These six beautiful souls bravely share their real and raw truths with the hope of altering someone else’s path with addiction, while exposing the stigma behind one of society’s biggest closet demons.
If you’re struggling with addiction or know someone who is, you don’t have to go through it alone. Here is a list of resources and a great place to start: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Warm Line (non-urgent phone line) for mental health support: 1-608-422-5077 Local Crisis hotline for mental health crisis: 1-800-362-5717 (24/7) Unified Community Services -Local treatment for substance misuse and/or mental health (for residents of Iowa and Grant Counties): Lancaster office 608-723-6357, Dodgeville office 608-935-2776
This series of brief videos presented by Wisconsin Voices for Recovery increases awareness that addiction is a disease and provides information about how public stigma influences recovery and contributes to overdose death. Information on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is also provided to inform people that there is a way to get out of the addiction roller coaster and enjoy life. Also included, Naloxone Reverses Death, Recovery Coaches Support & Strength, and Relapse is Not Failing.