Opioid system activated during social rejection

October 28, 2013 0

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” goes the playground rhyme that’s supposed to help children endure taunts from classmates. But a new study suggests that there’s more going on inside our brains when someone snubs us – and that the brain may have its own way of easing social pain. The findings, recently published in Molecular Psychiatry by a University of Michigan Medical School team, show that the […]

National DEA Prescription Take Back day is this Saturday from 10am-2pm

October 21, 2013 0

This Saturday at 14 locations in the Lake County area our full time prescription drug take back network is partnering with the DEA to have a comprehensive take back day for your unwanted prescriptions, so from 10am to 2pm on the 26th you can drop off your excess prescriptions, no questions asked, at the departments listed in Quick Tip # 2’s link! Quick Tip #1: Find the box nearest to you by clicking this link. […]

The BEST Radio Hour with the Task Force!

October 18, 2013 0

Our Project  Coordinator Bill Gentes was on the BEST Radio hour on WRLR Radio this Thursday, talking about the Task Force. B.E.S.T. is a unique collaboration of schools, social services, law enforcement, public library, park district, various village officials and fire department, civic, business, religious leaders, parents and students.  The primary purpose of B.E.S.T. is to advocate for services, programs, and resources that will improve the quality of life for area residents.  Volunteer members have […]

Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $125,000 to The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force

October 16, 2013 0

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced $19.8 million in new Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants to 147 communities and 19 new DFC Mentoring grants across the country. The awards announced today are in addition to the $59.4 million in continuation grants simultaneously released to 473 currently funded DFC coalitions and 4 DFC Mentoring continuation coalitions. The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force from Lake […]

What is National Substance Abuse Month?

October 8, 2013 0

In 2011, President Obama issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation designating October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. The tradition will continue in 2013, as parents, youth, schools, businesses, and community leaders across the country join in this month long observance of the role that substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. Why do we recognize National Substance Abuse Prevention Month ? Every day, far too many Americans are hurt by alcohol and […]

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October 1, 2013 0

In 2011, President Obama issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation designating October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This tradition will continue in 2013, as parents, youth, schools, businesses, and community leaders across the country join in this month long observance of the role that substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. The economic costs of drug use are enormous: In 2007 alone, illicit drug use cost our Nation more than $193 billion […]