Confronting Addiction

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Event Index

There are 10 Events in this Issue.
  1. Saturday, August 13 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AT CONDELL
  2. Saturday, August 20 ORGAN DONATION AT SHERMAN
  3. Saturday, August 20 ORGAN DONATION - CONDELL
  4. Saturday, August 27 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AT SHERMAN
  5. Saturday, October 01 TRENDS IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE - PART 1: UNDERAGE DRINKING AND MARIJUANA
  6. Saturday, October 08 TRENDS IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE - PART 2: OPIOIDS AND PERSCRIPTION DRUGS
  7. Saturday, October 15 YMHFA TRAINING - CONDELL
  8. Saturday, October 22 TRENDS IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE - PART 3: HEROIN
  9. Saturday, October 29 YMHFA TRAINING - GOOD SHEPHERD
  10. Saturday, December 10 YMHFA TRAINING - SHERMAN

Confronting Addiction | Article Index

There are 16 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. DEALING WITH COLLECTIVE TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES by Rev. Jeanne Hanson

    Summary: Listening to the news today we are bombarded by so many heartbreaking images of human suffering – the 13 million refugees displaced by war, African-American men killed by police officers,...

  2. NAVIGATING THE HURT AND BROKENNESS CAUSED BY ADDICTION by Rev. Dr. Nathaniel L. Edmond

    Summary: This publication focuses on some of the stark realities of underage drinking and opioid and heroin addiction. Drug abuse and alcoholism are major problems in our society. As a Pastor,...

  3. TREATING PATIENTS WITH OPIOID RELATED CONDITIONS by Debra Susie-Lattner, MD, MBA

    Summary: On any given day, patients come to Condell’s Emergency department for treatment for opioid related conditions. They can present in a variety of ways, such as many who are seen for what...

  4. NOT MY KID by Dr. Denise Casey, Psy.D, CADC, NBCCHT, ACH, CCT

    Summary: She was only 17 years old. Blonde, brainy, beautiful. She came from well educated parents, lived in an affluent community, was on the swim team, a cheerleader and an honor student until...

  5. THIS CONCERNS US TOO by Rev. Mark Sundberg

    Summary: There is a tendency for us in the affluent northwest Chicago suburbs to shun those whom we consider weak or compulsive. We have gotten here, after all, by hard work and consistent and...

  6. PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS by John T. Piotrowski, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

    Summary: Prescription opioids are medications used to treat moderate to severe pain. Unfortunately, they are not without serious risks and side effects. Common types are oxycodone, hydrocodone,...

  7. LALI’S LAW WILL SAVE LIVES by Congressman Robert Dold

    Summary: Alex Laliberte played sports at Stevenson High School, did well in school and cared about his friends and family, but during his sophomore year of college, he was repeatedly...

  8. HEROIN RESPONSE by Rev. Eric C Fistler

    Summary: Last December I was privileged to begin my service as Senior Minister to the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake. In the last 32 weeks I have presided over the funerals or...

  9. REAL TALK AND REAL QUESTIONS ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE by Rev. Benjamin J. Dueholm

    Summary: Christians sure do find it hard to talk frankly and unguardedly about addiction in church. This is only strange because Christians tend to confess that all humankind has been subjected to...

  10. THE POWER OF ADDICTION by Rev. Michele Monroe-Clark, LCSW, BCC

    Summary: She took a walk for lunch during work to use heroin and ended up in the bathroom of a local gas station. She was found unconscious and shaking by the EMTs. Her heart had stopped and the...

  11. ARE OPIOIDS BEING OVERPRESCRIBED? by Natasha Taylor

    Summary: In the wake of an increasingly expanding epidemic of opioid overdoses in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new “Guideline for...

  12. ADDRESSING THE OPIATE EPIDEMIC IN LAKE COUNTY by Mike Nerheim

    Summary: I have practiced law as an Assistant State’s Attorney, criminal defense attorney, and now serve as the Lake County State’s Attorney. I have witnessed the opiate epidemic grow steadily in...

  13. UNDERAGE DRINKING by William Gentes

    Summary: Alcohol is the most widely misused substance among America’s youth. Consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21, also known as underage drinking, remains a considerable public...

  14. WALGREENS TO SELL HEROIN OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION by Kathleen Troher

    Summary: Customers will be able to buy a life-saving heroin overdose antidote at Walgreens stores in Illinois before the end of the year. Company officials recently announced that naloxone will...

  15. PAINKILLERS CAN BE GATEWAY TO HEROIN FOR TEENS by Kathleen Troher

    Summary: Most teens who use heroin tried narcotic painkillers first, according to a new report. The transition from painkillers to heroin comes as no surprise to experts who study drug...

  16. HELPING A LOVED ONE WITH AN ALCOHOL ADDICTION by Lisa O'Neil

    Summary: Seeing a loved one suffering with a drinking problem can be emotionally draining, and trying to help them can be even harder. Approximately 7.7 million U.S. adults are currently...