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Madison Frishett, owner of Shear Envy Salon in Alpena, displays a stress ball and other addiction recovery-related giveaways at her business on Thursday.

ALPENA — Through her downtown Alpena business window, Madison Frishett watches people who need help.

As she cuts and styles hair at Shear Envy Salon, she notices people passing by who look like they don’t have a home, or people who seem to struggle with poverty or addiction.

With a family member of her own who struggles with addiction, Frishett knows how hard it can be to try to help someone with a substance use disorder, especially when local resources seem few and far away.

That’s why she said yes when a customer asked her to wear a T-shirt and give away freebies at her store to promote September as National Recovery Month.

While people hired to run programs to combat…

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