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New Involuntary Commitment Laws Threaten Drug Users

Posted under Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio

While many states have had laws in place for some time that allow short term involuntary commitment of drug users, the time they can be held against their will is generally limited. But the laws are getting more stringent and the time allowed for commitment longer and longer. Many people will also find themselves spending that time in private prisons that are hurting for customers. more…

Lee County, Illinois, Sees Falling Drug Addiction and Crime with “Safe Passage” Program

Posted under Illinois

Lee County, Illinois created their own version of the ANGEL program started by the Sheriff’s Department in Gloucester, Mass. The Lee County program is called Safe Passage, and is very successful. Can it help you or someone you care about who has a drug problem?


Drug Addiction Help without Arrest at Chicago Police Stations

Posted under Illinois

Seven police stations in the Lake County area of Chicago are now participating in a just released program called The Way Out. Simply put, you go into the police station, turn in your drugs or paraphernalia, ask for drug addiction rehab help, and you’ll get it – with no charges or arrest. more…

Chicago Heroin Overdoses Skyrocket to Double the Normal Rate

Posted under Addiction Help, Fentanyl, Heroin, Illinois, Morphine

Chicago_RiverChicago’s used to seeing a lot of heroin overdoses. At this time of year (beginning of October) it’s about one every 2 hours. And about 13 percent of those people – more than 550 of them – die. But last week, for a period of 72 hours, the number of overdoses skyrockets to one an hour. Why? more…

What You Should Know Before You Let Your Teens Drink

Posted under Alcohol, Illinois

A recent survey conducted in Illinois found that most teens that drink get the alcohol from their parents. A lot of parents think that if they’re supplying the alcohol, their teen will drink at home and not get into trouble, and will be safe. However, if parents understood the real consequences of a teen drinking alcohol, they would probably make a different choice. more…

Stay Safe This Holiday Season – Especially in these Cities

Posted under Alcohol, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

If you’re looking to stay safe over New Year’s Eve this year, be aware that some cities are far worse than others. In fact, here are the 25 drunkest cities in America – the worst cities to be out on during the holiday season. 1. Boston, MASS. 2. Norfolk, VA 3. Milwaukee, WI 4. Charleston, more…

More Addiction Help Available in Illinois

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Illinois, Treatment

Illinois has come up with some innovative ways to fund drug courts. They’re adding $5 onto each traffic ticket and $10 onto each felony conviction. Especially since so many traffic accidents are caused by people who are drinking or taking drugs while driving and so many felony convictions now involved drug-related crime. But drug court more…

Get Addiction Help for Methamphetamines in Illinois

Posted under Addiction Help, Illinois, Methamphetamine

The need for addiction help for prescription drug abuse will be far greater than that needed for methamphetamine abuse in Illinois. At least 10% of high school age kids have used prescription drugs for one thing or another, but only 3% of teens have used meth at least once in the past year. They’ll need addiction more…