Addiction Policy Forum’s Wisconsin State Chapter held a Community Training and Planning Session on February 10th in Franklin, Wisconsin. Despite the freezing weather, more than 50 people gathered at Southbrook Church to discuss the diligent steps that APF Wisconsin is planning to address the epidemic in the local community. To kick off the event, Darrell Jaskulski shared his family’s experiences of addiction and recovery with his children. Having been influenced and driven by these experiences, Darrell’s wife, Michelle Jaskulski, is the state chair of APF’s Wisconsin State Chapter.
Followed by Darrell’s story, Jay Ruais introduced the Narcan training along with Laura Fry and Alex Mathiesen from Live4Lali, a nonprofit that “works to raise awareness of substance use issues among individuals, families and communities to prevent use among youth.” As the training progressed, the audience provided positive feedback about the Narcan auto-injector. So enthusiastic about the training and planning discussed at this event, many attendees asked the hosts to consider making it a weekly meeting.
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