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Series of talks tackle drug addiction

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6:27 PM, Oct. 23, 2013
Counselors and treatment providers on Wednesday discussed the devastating effect alcohol can have on families at a presentation at the Marathon County Public Library in Wausau.
Counselors and treatment providers on Wednesday discussed the devastating effect alcohol can have on families at a presentation at the Marathon County Public Library in Wausau.
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As addiction to alcohol and other drugs soars to new heights in central Wisconsin, counselors and treatment providers spent Wednesday trying to help addicts and their families confront a disease with ripple effects that can persist for generations.

Representatives from the Marathon County Alcohol and Other Drugs Partnership hosted the presentation, The A Word, one of a series of talks this month at the Marathon County Public Library in Wausau. Lee Shipway, a counselor with Peaceful Solutions Counseling in Wausau, said alcoholism can fracture the structure of families in ways that can ...

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