Why we should not legalize marijuana

March 18, 2013 0

Here is an excellent article from CNBC on Marijuana. The link to the original article can be found here. Contrary to the beliefs of those who advocate the legalization of marijuana, the current balanced, restrictive, and bipartisan drug policies of the United States are working reasonably well and they have contributed to reductions in the rate of marijuana use in our nation. The rate of current, past 30-day use of marijuana by Americans aged 12 […]

March 12, 2013 0

Good article from today’s New’s Sun can be found here. “Drinking by high school sophomores was up in 2012, although senior alcohol use held steady at high level of 49 percent. However, younger grades were less inclined to use alcohol, tobacco or marijuana, according to the county’s 2012 Illinois Youth Survey results…. For more go here

Lunchtime Tweet of the Day

February 18, 2013 0

Every day at lunch time we publish our tweet of the day, which has sourced facts from the world of prevention that may shock and amaze you, but certainly amaze you as well! So give us a follow @lakecountydfc Here are some examples! Medical marijuana states are clustered at the top of the list in terms of drug addiction and abuse among 12 –17 year olds.— Lake County DFC (@LakeCountyDFC) February 11, 2013 US had […]

Forward thinking in Libertyville

February 6, 2013 0

Sex and drugs made their way onto the agenda of a recent Libertyville village board agenda. During that meeting, trustees voted unanimously to approve an ordinance targeted at adult-oriented businesses and a resolution aimed at the possible legalization of medical marijuana dispensaries.Although neither type of business currently exists in Libertyville — with the exception of a lingerie store on Milwaukee Avenue — local leaders said the steps taken Tuesday prepare the village for if and […]


January 30, 2013 0

This is a great presentation that our friends and partners at Speak Up! presented at the most recent task force meeting.

Good Daily Herald Article

January 23, 2013 0

A bill to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes never made it out of a legislative committee for a vote in the 97th General Assembly’s lame duck sessions. But that doesn’t mean the issue is dead. There’s talk it could gain new life in some form in the new 98th. Rather than watching and waiting to see what might happen, several suburban communities have begun studying the possible legislation and what controls it would afford […]

Facts on Drugged Driving

January 8, 2013 0

Americans are all-too familiar with the terrible consequences of drunk driving. We also are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of driving with distractions such as text messaging or talking on a cell phone. Working with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and other Federal agencies, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is taking steps to highlight the growing problem of drugged driving. Overview The National Drug Control Strategy includes a goal of reducing […]

Marijuana Facts

January 4, 2013 0

Marijuana and other illicit drugs are addictive and unsafe especially for use by young people.  As officials with the National Institute on Drug Abuse state, drug addiction is a progressive disease and the earlier one starts, the more likely are the chances of developing a substance use disorder. Marijuana contains chemicals that can change how the brain works. And the science, though still evolving in terms of long-term consequences of marijuana use, is clear: marijuana […]

Lake County Facts from the Illinois Youth Survey

December 7, 2012 0

Nearly 20,000 middle and high school students participated in the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) – a state wide survey with questions about drugs, nutrition and their community. 54% of Lake County municipalities were represented by 68% of the county’s middle schools and 71% of the county’s high schools. The increase in the participation rate was in large part due to the work of the Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force, the Lake County […]

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