Alder Amanda Hall
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Loss of a Neighbor
I regret to tell you of the death of one of our neighbors early this morning. A gentleman passed away from an opiate overdose in the part of district just north of Milwaukee Street. This should explain the emergency vehicles you may have seen at the scene. It is unclear at this point whether the overdose was accidental or intentional.
The man's family and friends are in our thoughts as we have lost yet another neighbor to opiate addiction.
Addiction, and opiate addiction especially, can happen to anyone of any age or walk of life. Most if not all of us know or are related to someone who has been impacted by it. It often begins with an experience with prescription painkillers and can consume a person quite quickly and frequently irretrievably. Like many of you, I believe it is past time to bring it out of the shadows. We lose Americans every day to opiate addiction and part of the reason many individuals do not get the help they need is because of the intense shame and judgment associated with addiction.
If you are struggling with addiction, or are the friend or family member of someone who is, you deserve and are worthy of help. Below is a list with links of some of the resources here in Madison. Reaching out for help can be so so hard, but I hope you will take this step, and stay with us.
Please keep speaking up and out about addiction in our community and please join me in keeping this man's family in your thoughts
Take good care,
Alder, District 3
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