Co. Board Members Host Opioid Info Session
Director of Substance Use Initiatives to speak
"Opioid abuse is a national crisis affecting people across the country, including here in Will County," said District 7 representative Steve Balich (R-Homer Glen). "Hopefully through discussions like this one people will learn how to spot addiction and learn what to do if they need help."
The Will County Board recently approved the second year of funding from a grant from a five-year grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) to fight opioid addiction. Will County hired Dr. Kathleen Burke earlier this year as the director of Substance Use Initiatives to assist with coordinating programs associated with the grant.
"Dr. Burke is extremely knowledgeable and a great resource for the County," said Mike Fricilone (R-Homer Glen), also of District 7. "I encourage anyone with questions or concerns about opioid addiction or suicide prevention to come on out. Help us by attending our event. Every life matters."