November 27, 2018 (Daily Herald) The Bloomingdale Township Mental Health Board recently awarded more than $500,000 in funding to local organizations serving township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. Funding was provided to Access Community Health Network/Martin T. Russo Family Health Center, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, Bloomingdale Police Department, Glendale Heights Police Department, Bloomingdale Township Youth Services Bureau, Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, LTM Foundation, Marklund Children's Home, NAMI of DuPage County, Ray Graham Association for People With Disabilities, Trinity Lutheran Adult Day Services, Roselle Police Department, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.
May 22, 2018, (Naperville Sun - Gary Gibula) A new specialty court to handle first-time opioid offenders is one of several ways DuPage County officials proposed Tuesday to step up efforts to deal with what they said is becoming an emergency situation.
December 21, 2017 (NBC Chicago) Five Illinois counties are joining the fight against opioid abuse, as they are suing pharmaceutical companies in an effort to hold manufacturers accountable for the nation's growing opioid epidemic.
Families of those affected by opioid abuse welcome the suit, including Felicia Miceli. Her son, Louie was on painkillers because of sports-related injuries, but soon became addicted to heroin