Use our maps to find Lake County Drug Disposal boxes.

September 27, 2013 0

Did you know that Lake County has a way of taking back your old, outdated or unused prescription drug’s?  Quick Tip: Find the box nearest to you by clicking this link. Prescription drugs that languish in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, creating a public health crisis. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. today is at an alarmingly high level—two-and-a-half times more people currently abuse prescription drugs […]

Lake County Prescription Drug Collection Boxes

September 27, 2013 0

Did you know that Lake County has a way of taking back your old, outdated or unused prescription drug’s?  Quick Tip: Find the box nearest to you by clicking this link. Prescription drugs that languish in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, creating a public health crisis. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. today is at an alarmingly high level—two-and-a-half times more people currently abuse prescription drugs […]

Chicago Tribune Article on Heroin

September 25, 2013 0

Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents said he needed to improve his grades before he could get a driver’s license. His mother caught him smoking marijuana a year earlier. Still, Ruth Dudek said she never […]

Recently Released U.S. Drug Survey Shows Marijuana Use Among U.S. Residents Continues to Increase; No Change in Heroin Use

September 16, 2013 0

Marijuana use continues to increase among U.S. residents ages 12 and older, according to recently released data from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). An estimated 31.5 million residents reported using marijuana in the past year, compared to approximately 25 million each year from 2002 to 2008. The nonmedical use of prescription drugs, which is the second most commonly used illicit substance, increased from an estimated 14.7 million users in 2011 […]

The Hidden Dangers of Medical Marijuana

September 3, 2013 0

Is medical marijuana safe? Marijuana is included in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Schedule I group of drugs. As such, it is legally categorized as being one of the most dangerous drugs, with the highest potential for addiction and with no accepted medical use. Not even cocaine is included in Schedule I. Is marijuana really so dangerous that it deserves to be listed as a Schedule I controlled substance? That question is the subject of an […]