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Vaping Marijuana Opioids

Vaping Marijuana Opioids

What do you know??

A presentation entitled "Vaping, Marijuana, and Opioids - What do you know?" will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 in the Auditorium of Plainfield East High School, 12001 Naperville Road, Plainfield.

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Will County Executive Walsh reminds residents of services available to people suffering substance use disorder

Will County Executive Walsh reminds residents of services available to people suffering substance use disorder

In light of the recent rise in overdoses and overdose deaths in Will County, County Executive Larry Walsh wants to remind residents of two important programs available to those suffering substance use disorder: Safe Passage and the Narcan Distribution Program. Read more
Illinois awarded $4.5 million in federal funding to improve Medicaid substance use disorder treatment

Illinois awarded $4.5 million in federal funding to improve Medicaid substance use disorder treatment

Illinois will receive a $4.5 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to examine and improve substance use disorder treatment strategies for Medicaid members, the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced today. Read more
Local authorities report sudden spike in overdose deaths due to cocaine mixed with fentanyl

Local authorities report sudden spike in overdose deaths due to cocaine mixed with fentanyl

Local authorities want to alert the public of a spike in recent overdose deaths in the area due to cocaine laced with fentanyl. These deaths occurred in the Joliet/Lockport area.

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Death Linked to Vaping

Death Linked to Vaping

IL Patient with respiratory illness dies

A patient has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness after vaping, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday. Read more
Will County MAPP Local Public Health System Assessment

Will County MAPP Local Public Health System Assessment

The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative conducts routine health assessments of the Will County community to identify priority health issues and strategies to address these health issues. Read more
Governor Pritzker to speak at 2019 Hero Helps Community Summit on May 3

Governor Pritzker to speak at 2019 Hero Helps Community Summit on May 3

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit on Friday, May 3, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be present to discuss his plans to address the opioid epidemic including strategies to leverage federal funding opportunities to fight this epidemic locally. Read more
2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be addressed by a panel discussion of local providers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, MAT is an effective part of long term recovery when used with ongoing counseling and assistance in developing a healthy lifestyle.

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Manley sponsors bill to expand mental health screenings during school physicals

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, recently introduced legislation to expand mental health screenings for youth.

H.B. 2188 would require medical professionals to discuss a patient's family's mental health history during back-to-school physicals so doctors can educate parents whose children may have mental health risk factors. Read more
Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

The Will County Board hosted United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regional Director Doug O’Brien at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, March 14. O’Brien provided an update about federal efforts in the opioid crisis and heard from several department heads about programs in the county. Read more
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