Friday August 31, was International Overdose Awareness Day. In coordination with that effort, a vigil was held last Thursday night where hundreds of people gathered on Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus to participate in a candlelight vigil to remember those affected by drugs. The vigil marked the first big event and gathering in Illinois in an effort to raise awareness and try to put an end to the sudden epidemic of teen drug use and overdoses in suburban Chicago. Read The Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and The Beacon-News reports here.
Also, Senator Matt Murphy is sponsoring an awareness presentation on Heroin tonight, September 5th from 7pm-8:30 at Hersey High School and on Thursday, September 6th at Fremd High School. More information on these events here.
And finally, the big blog tour continues. Check out a review on Stressed Rach’s Blog.