Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory Council and Illinois Opioid Task Force
The 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature Maria Bruni, assistant secretary of programs for the Illinois Department of Human Services, and Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, both of whom will share the Governor’s new Task Force Recommendations.
6:00pm until 7:30pm
Thurs. June 14, 2018
Village of Minooka Community Room
121 E. McEvilly Road, Minooka
Encourages more Americans to carry the life-saving, opioid overdose reversing antidote
The United States Surgeon General last Thursday issued a statement urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
In a press release, Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams acknowledged the dramatic increase of opioid overdose and the record number of people affected with substance use disorder, estimated at 2.1 million nationwide.
That was one of the messages given to Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti at a Friday round-table discussion in Joliet on the opioid crisis.
in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use
The 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature Laura Porter, a thought leader in Adverse Childhood Experiences and its relation to substance use.
Chicago Tribune By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
When his adopted son, then 10 years old, started to hear voices and act violently, Matthew Timion knew the boy needed psychiatric help. He did not realize how difficult it would be to pay for it.
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (IDHS/DASA) has been alerted to several individuals experiencing adverse reactions to using synthetic cannabinoids. Poison Control has identified that the synthetic cannabinoids may be laced with highly potent rat poison.
Lifesaving antidote can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose
During the 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, Ill., training on the delivery of naloxone or Narcan will be available to the public.
By Alex Ortiz, The Herald News, Feb. 11, 2018
95 overdose deaths in Will County in 2017
JOLIET – One year ago, Will County hired Dr. Kathleen Burke as director of substance use initiatives.
Riverside Community Health Center has partnered with a global drug manufacturer to offer Vivitrol to patients with an opioid addiction. This medication has proven an effective method for long-term treatment of opioid addiction. Vivitrol is the manufacturer’s name for naltrexone a non-addictive, monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used with counseling.