Suburb's Opioid Crackdown Nets 14 ArrestsBraidwood's death rate from opioids was so high over the past few years compared to the rest of Will County that authorities thought it was time to take some action.
Drug Overdoses Down In Some Counties, While Others Continue To SpikeDeaths due to heroin and other opioid-related drug overdoses in the Chicago area continue to spike but in a couple of counties, there’s been a slight dip and in another county a big increase.
Waukegan Man Overdoses On Opioids While Driving In GurneeA Waukegan man overdosed while driving his car early Tuesday morning in unincorporated Gurnee.
Few Opioid-Addicted Youth Get Standard Treatment MedicationOnly 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history.
Judge Tosses Suit Against NHL For Enforcer Derek Boogaard’s DeathU.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman sided Monday with the NHL largely on technical grounds.
First Responders Accidentally Ingesting Powdered Opioids Is On The RiseA growing number of first responders are accidentally ingesting opioids while responding to drug calls.
Doctors Warn About Spike In Fentanyl Deaths In Cook CountyDoctors at Stroger Hospital warned about synthetic versions of fentanyl, which are being mixed in a deadly cocktail with heroin and cocaine.
Officials Compare Heroin Epidemic To Ebola OutbreakLocal officials would like people to start being as concerned about the heroin epidemic as they were when Ebola was a global health concern.
Trailer Mimics Teen's Bedroom To Teach How To Spot Signs Of Drug UseThe effort to reduce the number of heroin overdose deaths has a new weapon: a traveling exhibit urging parents to search children’s bedrooms
Illinois Saw More Than 1,400 Opioid Deaths In 2015Those fighting the opioid problem shared stories and concerns at a meeting at the Gateway Foundation drug treatment center on the West Side.
Feds To Spend $100 Million To Treat Painkiller AddictionU.S. Health and Human Services Regional Director Kathleen Falk said the money will go primarily to health care facilities which will be able to hire 800 more substance abuse professionals, and treat an additional 124,000 people.
Prescription Medications Are Now Illicit SubstancesIn the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions for pain medication. Common pain medications and other prescriptions have seen an uptick in recreational use, prompting many cities to crack down.