Health counselor Weise offers take on package of heroin bills
Counseling and Health Center counselor Theresa Weise provided context Monday (April 7) for a Local 5 News story on new legislation designed to combat the growing heroin problem in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed into law seven heroin-related bills, one of which guarantees immunity for anyone who calls 9-1-1 to report an overdose. There’s never been a heroin overdose on campus, Weise told reporter Jenn Sullivan, but she’s worked with patients in the community who have been left behind while overdosing. “That is always their main concern,” Weise said, “is getting into trouble for breaking the law or being around someone where this happens — so I think it will make a big difference.” Full story.