The Lake County Board recently recognized four Deerfield Police Officers who were the among the very first responders to administer the life-saving drug Naxolone in Lake County, saving the life of a resident who overdosed on heroin. The Board Chairman presented the four officers with proclamations for their outstanding public service, and “A Life Is Saved Award” on behalf of the Executive Justice Council of Lake County. Also, deputies with Lake County Sheriff’s Office recently saved another life after using the emergency injection in the field, saving a total two lives from overdoses. The Health Department has trained 90 police officers to use Naloxone and is putting the drug in the hands of officers (secured with a $1.4 million donation). Lake County is a member of the Lake County Opioid Initiative and is working with partners to combat the growing abuse of opioids. To learn more, visit the Lake County Opioid Initiative website.
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The Lake County Help mobile app was developed by LEAD and is intended for residents of Lake County, IL and surrounding communities. Included in this app is access to a 24/7 anonymous text crisis line (Text-A-Tip), access to the law enforcement assisted diversion drug treatment program (A Way Out), signs and symptoms of an overdose, and information about Naloxone (Narcan) and the Illinois Good Samaritan law.
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Follow us on InstagramPrevention is powerful! Please join us April 9th from 6:30-8:00PM for a special presentation from @LEADLFLB and a chance to tour their Hidden In Plain Sight Exhibit. Event will also include medication take-back. Help protect our community against drug abuse and overdose by disposing of unused and expired medications. Bring in your unused and expired medications where the DEA will safely dispose of them. No cost event. RSVP appreciated! https://goo.gl/LUQZcfAttending the Lake County Chiefs monthly meeting to discuss data. Great meeting!Looking for A Way Out of your addiction? Download Lake County Help today to find the nearest participating police department. goo.gl/5dFGUEGreat crowd at "One Voice" program we are doing with our friends @advocatehealth on #addiction #opiods with @NicasaHealthTune in to ABC Channel 7 on August 6th at 9:45am to hear Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim talk about A Way Out!Great opening plenary! #cadcamidyear @cadcacoalitionsGreat event today on veterans & mental health @advocatecondell lots of good information.On June 1st, 2016 Lake County Opioid Initiative launched a new program called A Way Out. It is designed to fast-track substance users into treatment. Over the past year, this program and its partners have helped over 100 people on their road to recovery.Since we launched A Way Out on June 1st of last year, 133 have sought treatment through our pilot program. www.awayoutlc.org