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Opioid / Drug Awareness Resource Fair
February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Wilson of 95 WIIL ROCK at the Antioch Police Departments Opioid and drug awareness resource fair.
He’ll be broadcasting live from Noon to 2.
The Village of Antioch Police Department is partnering with nearly a dozen community organizations to host the first-ever Antioch community Opioid/Drug Awareness Resource Fair. The event is designed to focus on “a hometown response to a national crisis.” The resource fair will expand community education initiatives about this problem to inform residents about the impacts of addiction and what law enforcement and other local agencies are doing to combat its effects. The event will be held at Antioch Community High School on February 25, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
According to studies by the American Psychiatric Association, nearly one in three people know someone addicted to opioids. Locally, the number of opioid overdoses, both fatal and non-fatal, has trended upward.
This event will feature a few short presentations explaining the scope of the problem in Lake County and how different organizations are working together to make services more accessible. Anyone in the community, especially concerned parents are encouraged to attend to learn about what the signs of drug use might look like. Parents and others may not know what to look for because many of the commonly abused drugs that are causing problems today resemble legitimate prescription and OTC medication.
Following the keynote presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the following organizations: Nicasa Behavioral Health Services (will provide training and free access to naloxone), Lake County Opioid Initiative, Live4Lali, Mobile Crisis Teams will provide information on crisis services, Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) will have visual examples of what these drugs look like, Lake County Coroner’s Office, Lake County States Attorney, Open Arms Mission, NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), and ARC – Antioch Recovery Club.