Fewer Local Meth Labs Doesn't Mean Less Abuse
Salvation Army Breaks Ground on Addiction Treatment CenterSix million dollar facility is expected to open during the summer of 2016
Lawmakers Approve Program for Prescription Drug LocksIllinois lawmakers have approved a pilot program that would place locking devices on some pharmacy painkiller prescriptions.
50 Arrested, Over 34,000 Dosage Units in Heroin TakedownSt. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Wednesday the arrests of over 50 individuals in a major heroin takedown.
Area Law Enforcement Working to Combat Heroin"We see a lot more heroin use now, a lot more heroin overdoes than we used to," says ER physician Dr. Cassandra Haddox of St. Anthony's Medical Center in South County.
State Reps Cracking Down on Heroin AbuseA group of Republicans in the Illinois House are looking to attack the issue of heroin abuse.
Teen Vogue Features Local Heroin Tragedy"Students are the ones that need to be educated and yes, scared to death of touching this drug and others, you know?" Pam Jones says.
Corrections Expert: Penalties Won't Keep Prostitutes Off the StreetRick Seiter contends they're victims, "prostitution and addiction and a life on the streets was not a choice for any of these women."
Man Overcomes Addiction By Biking Last month,Chad Davis, 34, launched the Ride It Out program for recovering addicts or anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or depression. He realized that biking replaced his desire for drugs, which led him to a healthier lifestyle.

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