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Some facts from NIDA on the Opioid Overdose Crisis

February 12, 2018 0

Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and […]

Opioids

  • Some facts from NIDA on the Opioid Overdose Crisis

    February 12, 2018 0
    Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as [...]
  • Walmart, Jewel-Osco take steps to help curb opioid epidemic

    January 17, 2018 0
    Easier disposal of drugs,  over-the-counter sale of OD antidote offered By Corilyn Shropshire and Lauren Zumbach Chicago Tribune Walmart and Jewel-Osco are joining the list of retailers making efforts to address the nation’s opioid epidemic. The [...]

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Alcohol

  • Facts to know on Underage Drinking

    February 6, 2018 0
    Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.1 Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year, and cost the U.S. $24 billion in economic [...]
  • U.S. fatal drunk driving accidents in 2016 by Day of Week and Time

    January 2, 2018 0
    Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes—that’s one person every 50 minutes in 2016. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving [...]

Drug Disposal Network

  • Some facts from NIDA on the Opioid Overdose Crisis

    February 12, 2018 0
    Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as [...]
  • Walmart, Jewel-Osco take steps to help curb opioid epidemic

    January 17, 2018 0
    Easier disposal of drugs,  over-the-counter sale of OD antidote offered By Corilyn Shropshire and Lauren Zumbach Chicago Tribune Walmart and Jewel-Osco are joining the list of retailers making efforts to address the nation’s opioid epidemic. The [...]

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The Lake County Help mobile app was developed by LEAD and is intended for residents of Lake County, IL and surrounding communities. Included in this app is access to a 24/7 anonymous text crisis line (Text-A-Tip), access to the law enforcement assisted diversion drug treatment program (A Way Out), signs and symptoms of an overdose, and information about Naloxone (Narcan) and the Illinois Good Samaritan law.

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