Monitoring and Reducing Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing

December 26, 2016 0

New research from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Public Health finds certain cable TV shows and networks are rife with alcohol advertisements that are reaching young people under 21 in violation of alcohol industry standards. In the U.S., alcohol advertising is voluntarily regulated by the alcohol industry itself.  The voluntary self-regulatory code sets limits on the shows that […]

Fall Alcohol Compliance Checks

November 21, 2016 0

The high school football season brings memorable events for young people including homecoming games and related dances and parties. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout the homecoming season, businesses throughout Lake County saw teens entering their stores attempting to purchase alcohol. This was part of a county-wide effort to continue promoting positive practices by stores and restaurants that sell alcohol. Law enforcement agencies worked with local groups and young adults […]

Expansion of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services

June 29, 2016 0

To address the growing number of Lake County residents struggling with opioid addictions, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is doubling the capacity of its Medication-Assisted Treatment program. It is expanding treatment to 200 people struggling with opioid addictions through a grant of $325,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration. “The expansion of our MAT program is an essential next step in the regional effort to address the opioid epidemic, which has had […]

Compliance Checks for 2016

June 23, 2016 0

The end of the school year brings with it memorable events such as Prom and Graduation. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout this season, businesses throughout Lake County saw teens entering their stores attempting to purchase alcohol. This was part of a county-wide effort to continue promoting positive practices by stores and restaurants that sell alcohol. Law enforcement agencies worked with local groups and young adults to see if they […]

The Brain Likes It!

May 2, 2016 0

He had been clean less than a year when his son broke a wrist, requiring a trip to the emergency room. The situation was terrifying for Mark, a Lake Villa resident who became addicted to pain medication after being prescribed hydrocodone for his chronic shoulder pain. He asked not to be identified due to the possible repercussions. When his son was prescribed a mix of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, Mark worried that the teen could also […]

Round Lake Park Drug Disposal Last Weekend

April 18, 2016 0

Last weekend the Round Lake Park Police department hosted a Drug Disposal event at the Grayslake Fire Protection District Station # 3. We were happy to have Pharmacy students from Rosalind Franklin School of Pharmacy help out. Many thanks to Congressman Bob Dold and States Attorney Mike Nerheim for stopping by and supporting the efforts. Early estimates say they took in over 200 pounds in during the 4 hour event, roughly $15,000 in street value […]

How to Prevent Drug Use at Every Age

April 8, 2016 0

How old is your child? 2 to 4 Year Old Since the foundation for all healthy habits — from nutrition to toothbrushing— is laid down during the preschool years, this is a great time to set the stage for a drug-free life. Tips What to Say 5 to 8 Year Old 5-to-8-year olds are still tied to family and eager to please but they’re also beginning to explore their individuality. Tips What to Say Your […]

FBI Video, “Chasing the Dragon,” Illustrates Opiate Addiction’s Toll

February 22, 2016 0

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has created a documentary this week that illustrates the toll of opiate addiction, The Kansas City Star reports. The film, called “Chasing the Dragon,” will be distributed to school districts nationwide and can be downloaded for free. High school students are a principal target audience of the film. The documentary is designed to send a message of deterrence to young people thinking of trying drugs, or who are just […]

Alcohol Compliance Sales Checks– Fall 2015

November 16, 2015 0

The high school football season brings memorable events for young people including homecoming games and related dances and parties. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout the homecoming season, businesses throughout Lake County saw teens entering their stores attempting to purchase alcohol. This was part of a county-wide effort to continue promoting positive practices by stores and restaurants that sell alcohol. Law enforcement agencies worked with local groups and young adults […]

Study Finds the Prevalence of Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults Doubled Over Past Decade

October 26, 2015 0

The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorder during that time was nearly as large. Past year marijuana use rose from 4.1 percent to 9.5 percent of the U.S. adult population, while the prevalence of marijuana use disorder rose from 1.5 percent to 2.9 percent, according to national surveys conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse […]

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