Leaders of the Lake County Opioid Initiative were invited by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to talk about the program at a national conference in Indianapolis this week, officials said.
Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim and Chelsea Laliberte, executive director of Live4Lali, discussed the initiative at the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies’ 43rd Annual Conference, officials said in a news release Wednesday.
Laliberte was invited to describe how the opioid initiative was developed, highlighting the overdose prevention program for first responders, officials said. She also discussed the epidemic of opioids and their effect on the brain and body, and addiction and overdose prevention, officials said.
Nerheim presented on legal issues related to outfitting first responders with Naloxone and the Illinois Good Samaritan Overdose Law, officials said.