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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
Dr. Kathleen Burke to offer Narcan training at National Recovery Month Community Awareness Day

Dr. Kathleen Burke to offer Narcan training at National Recovery Month Community Awareness Day

Join Dr. Kathleen Burke from Will County as she offers Narcan training at the National Recovery Month Community Awareness Day from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 at Symetria Recovery Joilet, 229 N. Hammes. The Will County Sheriff's Hidden in Plain Sight trailer will also be part of the activities. Read more
Joliet resident uses Narcan to save an overdose victim

Joliet resident uses Narcan to save an overdose victim

Last Sunday, a Joliet resident, who recently participated in naloxone training offered by Will County, used these newly acquired skills to save a life.
“I was in a park in south Joliet when I noticed a parked car and a man lying on the ground next to it,” Jerry Reeves said. “There was also a woman standing there so I went over to offer help. The woman told me the man was drunk but I recognized the symptoms of an overdose.” Read more
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