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Awareness Grows as Residents Stand Up to Drug Crisis

Take A Stand, a drug abuse awareness group, held an event at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich, Saturday. One message of speakers was that the first step to ending the drug epidemic and overdose deaths in the suburbs is to admit the problem exists.

 

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kb June 25, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Valid point but ignorant. However, be thankful you obviously do not understand how helpful and healing this event was to those who particpated. A pain I would not wish on anyone.....
David Greenberg June 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM
How is it ignorant to ask a question? I didn't say anything deleterious about the event. While I'm confident that it was helpful and healing to those who participated, that doesn't mean that we can't ask questions about how the event itself was conducted. In years past, people threw rice at weddings. That's now frowned upon because it's bad for birds - so bird seed is often subsituted. Balloon launches have been traditionally performed, but are now frowned upon because it's bad for wildlife, so in MANY cases, candlelight vigils are held (and sometimes with LED candles depending upon the dryness of the area). If someone took what I said as being disrespectful of the event, that's unfortunate, but it wasn't my intention. And yes, I do understand how the event can be helpful to those who participate.
GuitarMan June 26, 2012 at 03:18 AM
@ kb, Mr. Greenberg asked a question, don't sink to the low road with personal attacks. And yes, referring to ignorance because of a question is off base.
GuitarMan June 26, 2012 at 03:21 AM
My question is, are drug death's from street drugs, or the diversion of legally purchased pharmacueticals? I ask this as someone who has worked in the pharma industry and personally believe the ease in which legal med's are "pushed" may be a greater concern than street drugs such as herion. Can somone comment on this?
Claudia Lenart June 26, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Drug deaths are from both, the Lake County coroner's office has a breakdown. By far, the greatest percentage of overdose deaths are from heroin.

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