Are Teen Drivers Operating Under The Delusion That They Are Indestructible?

May 13, 2013 0

USA Today April 25, 2013– Nearly 23 percent of teens admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs at some point, according to a new Students Against Destructive Decisions and Liberty Mutual survey of 1,708 11th and 12th graders. Almost 20 percent of those who drink and drive say alcohol improves their driving–a view shared by 34 percent of those who drive under the influence of marijuana. Read more:

Good Samaritan Overdose Response Laws: Lessons Learned from Washington State

April 11, 2013 0

Illinois passed a similar law in 2010. Drug overdoses persist as a major cause of preventable death. Calling 911 during an overdose can mean the difference between life and death, but witnesses sometimes do not call because they perceive that they may be arrested.  Proponents of drug overdose Good Samaritan laws aim to address this concern by providing limited immunity to overdose witnesses and victims.  Opponents argue that immunity will provide a “get-out-of-jail-free card” and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Forum on Understanding Suburban Heroin Use

November 18, 2012 0

We recently attended an excellent informative program put on by the Robert Crown Center on Heroin in the local communities. The event was sponsored by Congressman Dold, School Districts 125, 128, 214, and the Lake County Regional Office of Education. Some Heroin facts attendees learned about were: More than one third of the research sample began using heroin while they were in high school; those who used in high school were from all socioeconomic groups. […]

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