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Drug-Induced Homicide Laws: Doing More Harm Than Good

Drug-Induced Homicide Laws: Doing More Harm Than Good

By Chelsea Laliberte

 

Over the past ten years Americans have been engaged in a harrowing but necessary conversation about the opioid crisis that begs the question “how did we get here?”

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Harm Reduction Outreach

 

Harm Reduction Outreach

 

In an effort to reduce overdose deaths, HIV and Hepatitis C transmissions, and barriers to treatment, Live4Lali and the Lake County Health Department are teaming up to offer a new local strategy. Motivated by the …

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Jared Voss: A Creative Soul Taken Much Too Soon

The following is an email that our son, Jared, prepared for his “Sober Coach” after he agreed to accept our help and try to change. He had just confessed to us that he had graduated to using heroin. I found

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My Approach to the Opioid Epidemic: Supply Support, Demand Solutions

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Lake County State’s Attorney, Michael G. Nerheim
Law Enforcement Advisor to Live4Lali

I have practiced law as an Assistant State’s Attorney and criminal defense attorney, and I now serve as the Lake County State’s Attorney. I have witnessed the opioid …

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Our Role In Preventing Mental Health Tragedies

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Dr. Adam Rubinstein, Internal Medicine
Physician Advisor to Live4Lali

Whenever a person completes suicide, it’s a tragedy. Our national collective tragedy occurs every 13 minutes. That means that if a student drives a friend from College of Lake County’s …

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Identifying Your Child’s Drug Use & Taking Action

When my oldest son was well into his recovery from his heroin addiction we were able to have some frank discussions as to what his mother and I might have missed. We also discussed what parents should do and not

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Join Us for Our Walk-In Clinic Open House on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 Pm!

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COME AND CHECK OUT SUBURBAN CHICAGO’S NEW DIRECT ACCESS POINT FOR NALOXONE TRAININGS, EDUCATION, SUPPORT AND TREATMENT NAVIGATION. 

Substance-related hospital admissions and overdose fatalities across Chicago’s communities are at an all time high. The CDC reports that 120 people die

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We Need Your Help…

Today, our cofounders/mother-daughter team, Jody Daitchman & Chelsea Laliberte are heading to Springfield, IL to testify for HB1466 AKA “Lali’s Law” which expands Narcan access to pharmacies! Any layperson 18+ can walk into a pharmacy to get training and equipped …

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FED Up Rally Set for October 3rd in Washington, DC!

Are you as FED UP as we are about the federal government’s lack of response to the opioid crisis? We are proud members of the FED Up Rally and our director Chelsea Laliberte, serves as a member of the …

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New IL House Bill Aims to Reduce Prescription Opioid Abuse

There were 339 prescription opioid deaths in IL in 2012! About 80% of the 120 fatal overdoses per day in America are from opioids. The availability of abusable Rx opioids has sent our country into a tailspin. Faced with the …

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In Memory of Mikey Santini

mikeyYesterday started like any other day. I got up, got ready, walked my dog, made a quick breakfast and headed out the door to my meeting with the Buffalo Grove Police Department to develop our addiction and overdose response plan …

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Way to go Duchess Kate Middleton!!

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Knowledge is Power

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Such a great video that shares important facts about drug use around the world!

The impact of drugs around the world

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The Heroin Vaccine: Can It End Addiction and Overdose?

“A promising heroin vaccine has bsyringe vaccineeen in the works for some time, and it has even shown great success in clinical trials on rats. Yet, this wonder drug has received little media attention and even less funding.”

To learn …

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Our Mission: How One Family’s Lack of Knowledge Inspired the Power to Know

We were proud to be recently featured in the Daily Herald. Their article highlighted Chelsea Laliberte, our Executive Director and the work she provides to the community. Please take a look at the article here: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141226/news/141228992/

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Drug myths can be worse than truths!

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Hero of Decades: Dan Bigg and Chicago Recovery Alliance

Click here to read The Fix’s phenomenal feature story written by our friend Zachary Siegel, about the incomparable Dan Bigg AKA The Patron Saint of Harm Reduction.

When I first met Dan Bigg, cofounder and director of the Chicago Recovery …

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Drug education starts with a conversation

12 Facts of Christmas coming at you with a hot off the press factoid! Prevention efforts are working. This is progress, not perfection. We are proud to have educated 2,500 students this year. Help us keep the momentum going by

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12 Facts of Christmas – Fact 2: RX Pills Deaths

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Remembering Alex on the 6th Anniversary of His Death

Message from our Executive Director, Chelsea Laliberte on the 6th anniversary of Alex “Lali” Laliberte’s death:

alex_chels6 years ago today, Alex Laliberte took his last breath. From that moment on, all who knew him were changed in different ways. I

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12 Facts of Christmas Kicks Off!

On the the first day of Christmas Live4Lali taught me…

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The Fix’s Feature Story Spotlights Our Executive Director, Chelsea Laliberte

Six years ago, we thought if we could help just one person or family through our work then we were doing something important. Today we never thought our tragedies would enlighten and motivate people to seek assistance for their mental …

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College of Lake County Raises Overdose Awareness with Tombstone Display Tribute

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Lake County’s Naloxone Program Launches in 32 Police Departments TODAY!

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Watch Us Share Powerful Stories With Students at Grayslake Central High School

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Saturday’s Training Session Produced 25 New Overdose Prevention/Naloxone Trainers!

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Ayahuasca: The NEW Medical Marijuana?

I know what you’re thinking. “Just what we need…another drug.” But really, “drugs” in the general sense, are everywhere. Food is a drug. Sex is a drug. Learning or working can be drugs. We are surrounded by ways to cope …

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Live4Lali Announces Brand New Grief Support Group for Siblings of Deceased Overdose Victims

Our brand new Facebook group is intended to provide support, resources, education, news and beyond for siblings who have lost a sibling to a drug overdose. This is a place where you can bring up any feelings, thoughts or

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This Week’s Upcoming Events

Training of Trainers CLC Monthly Trainings

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Tell Target to Stop Promoting Bullying!

A message from our Executive Director, Chelsea Laliberte:

I am fortunate enough to have a mother who told me I was beautiful every day of my youth, and even today. Despite her best attempts at instilling positive self-image in little …

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Terrorism and Drugs: A Love Story

One of the most common question we get asked is, “why can’t the DEA just shut down the heroin trade?” Well, it’s not as simple as you might think. In an industry that profits $400 billion per year on a

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Dose of Reality: Chelsea’s Speech from the FedUp Rally in Washington, DC

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Help Us End Overdose! Get Trained to Train Others in Naloxone Administration!


Training of Trainers

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California: Crack and Cocaine Sentencing Will Finally Be Equal!

Let’s go back, way back to the 1980’s when when the Reagan Administration began implementing divided sentencing for cocaine possession and crack cocaine possession. Many people are unaware of the major differences between the two drugs, and the truth of …

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Chicago Mayor Seeks To Decriminalize Pot and Reduce Penalties for Controlled Substances

Raum Emanuel, Chicago’s mayor has publicly recommended that the city amend their drug policies. Many say this is a political maneuver but many from across the systems affected see its value. Where do you stand? Read the Chicago Tribune article …

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Pharmacies Warn Patients of New Schedule II Hydrocodone Rules

Our Outreach Coordinator, Genevieve Przybylo, came across this gem yesterday at her local neighborhood Walgreens. As you could imagine, we were all happy to finally see the information publicly emphasized regarding hydrocodone’s restriction. For those unfamiliar with what’s happening, hydrocodone …

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Finally a legislator develops groundbreaking prevention and education bill for Illinois!

U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D- Naperville, IL) has done it! For a long time we have been hearing about Rep. Foster’s amazing concern and understanding of a great need for opioid abuse education and overdose prevention. Read about it here: …

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“People typically do more research when shopping for a new car than when seeking treatment for addiction.”

Addiction – to anything – can be a very confusing disease to grasp even for those who are suffering from it. When the active user or their loved ones are discovering what addiction is and learning to accept its presence …

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Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart Dishes on All Things Drugs at TEDMED 2014

We all have heroes! One of ours is Dr. Carl Hart professor of psychiatry and psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Hart’s remarkable work has provided America with groundbreaking, up-to-date education about the biological, social, legislative, economic, and racial implications of …

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Overdose Awareness Day 2014: A Night to Remember

The evening of August 30, 2014 was memorable for our entire team. Since early March, we worked tirelessly to put together this evening of remembrance, hope and action. It was incredible to see it all come together and even more …

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Working to End Addiction Stigma One Family at a Time

A Message from Live4Lali’s Executive Director, Chelsea Laliberte:

Welcome to our labor of love and consider yourself a member of the family. Live4Lali is an organization dedicated to providing a voice for the voiceless, advocating for the rights and services …

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