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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 InstagramWith time comes change. LCOI is excited to share our new logo with you! We are constantly working to better our organization - sometimes that’s just a little logo tweak! If you are looking for ways to support our mission, please consider attending our first ever Save A Life fundraising event. We appreciate your continued dedication to the Lake County Opioid Initiative.The Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI) is proud to announce that the Waukegan Police Department and the Lake Zurich Police Department have been added as entry points for the Lake County Opioid Initiative’s ‘A Way Out’ (AWO) Program. With these additions, there are now a total of thirteen ‘A Way Out’ police entry points across Lake County. Download the Lake County Help app from your App Store today! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lake-county-help/id1184491344?mt=8Prevention 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.
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A big switch happened around the turn of the century: More Americans began dying from drug use than from drinking.