Cook County On Track To Double Number Of Opioid Deaths Compared To 2019"African Americans make up 24% of the county's population, but half of the overdose opioid deaths this year."
Isolation During The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Especially Difficult For Those Facing AddictionAt any given time, experts say at least 15% of Chicago area residents are struggling with some type of addiction. Staying sober can be a lot more challenging during the COVID-19 crisis.
Illinois Website Offers Help For Gambling AddictionsThe new website comes as gambling is expanding across the nation.
Opioid Crisis Puts County Coroner Over BudgetHis office has performed a record number of autopsies this year. Some days he's had so many bodies he had to send some to DuPage County for storage.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Are We Becoming Addicted To Smartphones? 'It's A Digital Drug'You pick up your phone intending to spend just a few minutes checking social media or texts and the next thing you know - an hour has gone by. Are we addicted to our smartphones?
Report Shows Major Differences Between Opioid Addiction In The City And SuburbsA report suggests a vast difference when it comes to addressing opioid addiction in the city and suburbs.
Statewide Poll Reveals New Statistics On Illinois' Opioid EpidemicThe National Safety Council released Thursday findings of a statewide poll on the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
Naperville Man Subject Of New Reality ShowA new reality show on A&E will feature a Naperville man and his son who are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic in the Chicagoland area.
A New Treatment Center To Open In Elk Grove, With One Focus On OCD Patients Anxiety disorders and addictions will be the focus of a new treatment center opening Monday in Elk Grove Village, after a $5-million renovation of the building that was home to the Alexian Brothers.
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.
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Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son's DeathThe family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
Heroin Deaths Have Doubled In Suburbs Since 2007A new report says heroin deaths in Lake and Will Counties have doubled over the last six years.