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JTHS Hosting Wake Up Call Substance Abuse Awareness Event

JTHS Hosting Wake Up Call Substance Abuse Awareness Event

JTHS Hosting Wake Up Call Substance Abuse Awareness Event

Joliet Township High School will host a Wake-Up Call Substance Abuse Awareness Event on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Avenue. The event is free and open to all members of the public 21 years of age and older. Dinner will be provided from 5:00-6:15 PM and a resource fair will take place from 5:00-6:30 PM. Free childcare is available. Read more
Cluster Of Respiratory And Cardiac Distress Cases Among Drug Users

Cluster Of Respiratory And Cardiac Distress Cases Among Drug Users

SPRINGFIELD – Within the past 24 hours, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received reports of approximately ten individuals transported to area hospitals for respiratory distress, cardiac arrest, or confusion. Individuals reported using crack cocaine before experiencing these symptoms. There has been one death. These cases have been reported in Chicago and suburban Cook County and law enforcement is investigating.

People who use, or know someone who uses illegal drugs, should seek substance use treatment. The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Recovery and Treatment offers resources on its website.

Individuals who experience symptoms of respiratory distress, cardiac arrest, or confusion after using illegal drugs should seek treatment immediately.
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Will County to host Community Conversation to discuss changes in health insurance laws

Will County to host Community Conversation to discuss changes in health insurance laws

Will County is hosting several State of Illinois agencies in a community conversation to discuss the changes in federal and state parity laws relating to mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Read more
ABC "The Conners" shine spotlight on opioid epidemic

ABC "The Conners" shine spotlight on opioid epidemic

"The Conners" addressed life after Roseanne with the show's return to primetime Tuesday night.

The family matriarch passed away after overdosing on prescription pills following knee surgery. Read more
Will County Community Conversation

Will County Community Conversation

What are your rights to Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services

How can you hold your insurance company accountable?

5:30pm until 7:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Auditorium -- U Building
Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road

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DEA National Take Back Day   October 27, 2018

DEA National Take Back Day October 27, 2018

DEATakeBack.org

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. Read more
Check out the new video from CADCA "What is Addiction?"

Check out the new video from CADCA "What is Addiction?"

Over 20 million people suffer from addiction in the United States – that’s one in seven people, according to the Addiction Policy Forum. Read more
Will County mechanic saves overdose victim days after receiving free training

Will County mechanic saves overdose victim days after receiving free training

Three days after learning how to administer naloxone to an opioid overdose victim, a Will County auto mechanic put his new training to use when he saved the life of a man in Joliet.

“I fix cars, not people,” said Jerry Reeves. Read more
Illinois awarded $29 million to fight opioid crisis

Illinois awarded $29 million to fight opioid crisis

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is receiving nearly $29 million in new federal funding to help the state fight the opioid crisis. Read more
HHS sponsors development of intranasal form of long-acting opioid overdose drug

HHS sponsors development of intranasal form of long-acting opioid overdose drug

To help save lives in the current opioid epidemic or following a deliberate attack, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with Opiant Pharmaceuticals of Santa Monica, California, to develop a fast-acting, long-lasting intranasal, potentially improved form of an opioid overdose drug. Read more
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