The Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin is no secret. The number of deaths in the state related to opioid use has been on a steady incline for the past two decades, including 15.8 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016. The powers that be are not standing idly by though, and now Wisconsinites have a new resource to help them overcome their addiction. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the creation of the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline. DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives Paul Krupski said the helpline, “offers people hope at a time when they may feel overwhelmed by what steps to take for health and healing.” To contact the helpline, it’s as simple as calling 211. The line is open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.