The connection between drug addiction and crime is a clear one and it often ends in jail. But, inside the La Crosse County Jail, a jail sentence can also begin the end of addiction.
Some local experts are beginning to see positive signs in the fight against opioid addiction.
With the overuse of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain becoming a national public health epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends physical therapy as a way to ease the pain.
Many find themselves struggling while plenty look forward to a future free from opioid addiction. But finding a solution starts by knowing the enemy.
We’re not immune to the issue of opioid addiction here in the Coulee Region.
While La Crosse has a well deserved reputation for the quality of overall health care, a system for treating those addicted to drugs is lacking.