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The Wisconsin Faces of Addiction and Recovery Quilts visually show the impact addiction has made on our Wisconsin communities and families. I often hear people say these quilts have shattered their perceptions of what someone looks like in different the facets of addiction. The media portrayals of people who are addicted are far from accurate. In reality the faces of addiction are our mothers, fathers, siblings, cousins, friends who had a genetic propensity to addiction and through continued misuse of drugs became addicted. Addiction is NOT a choice.


The Wisconsin Faces of Addiction and Recovery quilts are living quilts that travel throughout the State of Wisconsin. The red squares represent those who are in active addiction. The gray squares represent those who are incarcerated for their addiction. The white squares represent hope and success in recovery. The black squares tragically represent those who have lost their lives to their addiction.

Anyone can submit a quilt square to be included in the 2018 Wisconsin Faces of Addiction Quilts. You can create your own 5” x 5” square by following the instructions or if you want an image added of your loved one, I can add one for a small donation of $3. Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller, wifacesofaddiction@gmail.com OR bev@megankelleyfoundation.org. Deadline to submit a quilt square: August 1, 2018.

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