Multiple Overdoses Reported At Treatment Facility

LEMONT, Ill. (STMW) – Several ambulances are being sent to an assisted living facility in southwest suburban Lemont Tuesday night on a report of multiple overdoses.

Ambulances were dispatched about 8:45 p.m. to the Timberline Knolls residential treatment center, 40 Timberline Drive, fire dispatch reports indicated.

Lemont police confirmed fire officials were at the scene at 9 p.m. but could not provide further information.

Multiple overdoses were reported at the facility, fire dispatch reports indicated.

Timberline Knolls is a treatment center for eating disorders, alcohol abuse and addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, among other disorders.

No one at the treatment center could provide comment Tuesday night.

  • Mike Fangman

    I’m guessing you can probably blame this on management. Overworked and underpaid staff and no RN on duty.

  • kelly

    very scary… wonder what they gave everyone. or it could be the complete opposite, someone knowingly giving out too much or a group suicide. it will be interesting to see how this plays out…very sad.

  • JACRebel

    I’ve been there as a paramedic a couple times and I can say this facility is usually on the up and up…a first class facility…people from all over the country come here…they are that renowned…I’m actually shocked to hear this…

  • Matt Zippmann

    This could be a case of a client bringing in an illicit substance i.e. Heroin, Cocaine, Etc., and sharing with other clients, I have heard of instances like this in the past. I am thinking maybe a “Hot Shot of bad heroin or fentanyl but I could be wrong. Nevertheless, praying for the stricken.

  • mabeno

    I agree with JACRebel. This appears to be a well-run facility. I had the same reaction. I hope everyone makes a full recovery.

  • Joyce

    I have personal knowledge of Timberline Knolls and can attest that’s it’s a great facility. But let’s not forget that the residents have some severe problems, otherwise they would not be there. Hopefully everyone will be ok.

  • E.

    Timberline Knolls is an outstanding treatment facility. I was a resident there this past winter/spring and it probably saved my life. All of the women there are fighting their addictions, and sometimes, the disease is so powerful that things like this happen. Hoping everyone is okay and will be able to return to TK to continue working on their recoveries.

  • Sarah Bennett

    Looks like the attention-seeking eating disorder, drug addicted brats succeeded in squandering their narcotics and anti-depressants by pocketing them in their cheeks instead of swallowing them for some attention. Good job yuppies from the upper class east and west coast.

    • Jim Hales

      Wow. You must lead such an ilyllic life that you feel justified in perpetuating hate with such a holier-than-thou attitude. Oh, wait, that’s right, anyone who would make such statements must actually suffer from poor self esteem and a bitter approach to life itself. I’ll bet you even go to church on Sundays………

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