Atonement Lutheran will hold a Recovery Life event, which will begin a frank discussion on drug abuse, as well as a testimony from a recovering teenage addict.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Friday, July 27, 2012
As prescription pain medication abuse continues to rise, area emergency rooms will likely go Oxy Free in the next few months, meaning patients might get a little more tough love.
Fed up with patients that don’t have legitimate reasons for taking prescription pain medications, emergency room physicians in southeastern Wisconsin will soon be giving large doses of tough love to patients who are doctor shopping. Nationally, narcotic prescription medication abuse, including abuse of oxycodone and oxycontin, is on the rise. So within the next few months hospitals in Milwaukee County are going “Oxy-free” and a Racine-based emergency department is also looking into doing the same. The information-sharing group includes officials from Froedtert Hospital, Wheaton Franciscan, Columbia-St. Mary's, and Aurora Health Care. Dr. Gary Swart, medical director for the emergency departments at Wheaton Franciscan’s Elmbrook Memorial, …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Woman is driving with a suspended license when she's caught carrying the pills and a pen used to snort drugs.
A 27-year-old Muskego woman is facing charges after she was caught driving through Milwaukee with two prescription pills and a hollowed out pen used to snort the drugs. Krystle L. Grzybowski was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription. If convicted, she faces up to six months in prison and $500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Thursday, Grzybowski was pulled over by a Milwaukee police officer in the 200 block of West Morgan Avenue and while talking with her discovered Grzybowski had a suspended driver’s license. Officers then searched her and found a hollowed out pen used to snort drugs, along with one codeine pill and one Tramadol …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Woman, 50 takes Muskego woman's car then withdraws $1,200 from her bank account in order to go on a bender.
A 50-year-old woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole a Muskego woman’s car, then took $1,200 out of the victim’s bank account to purchase drugs, alcohol, food and cigarettes. Celeste L. Davis was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and one count of identity theft for financial gain. If convicted, she faces up to 9 ½ years in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 29, the victim let Davis use her car so she could go file for unemployment benefits and gave her a debit card so she could pick up groceries for the victim’s mother. By the next day, Davis still hadn’t returned the car and the victim noticed $1,200 had …