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Posted on: October 6, 2017

The Opioid Epidemic is Growing More Deadly, New Data Suggests

Deaths from drug overdoses — including heroin and other opioids — climbed to record levels in 2016, according to new figures released by the federal government on August 8, 2017.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Having a Conversation About Drugs and Alcohol

Did you know that talking about addiction is the first step toward recovering from it? Talking openly with your loved ones has the power to remove the fear and shame surrounding addiction, and ultimately save lives.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Lisa Ling Investigates Heroin Epidemic

View this episode of "This is Life with Lisa Ling" on CNN that will focus on heroin use in Chicago.

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Hosted by High School District 230. Local experts share practical tips on empowering teens to make good choices. Streamed live on March 1, 2016.

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

New Video -- The Dangers of Prescription Medication

The Orland Park Substance Awareness Forum has created and posted a new video on the dangers of prescription medication.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

The True Cost of Driving Under the Influence

Drinking and driving is a dangerous, yet common activity in the United States. It causes thousands of deaths each year, results in severe penalties and has life-altering consequences.

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Raising Awareness of Opioid Addiction; FBI, DEA Release Documentary Aimed at Youth

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Documentary -- "Prescription For Change"

MTV teams up with multi-platinum artist Macklemore to explore America's opioid epidemic. Macklemore - himself a recovering addict - traveled to Washington D.C. for an exclusive conversation with President Obama, before heading to Seattle to meet with thos...

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