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Meeting Name: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/29/2015 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: CCDPH: Patterns of Heroin and Other Substance Use in Youth and Young Adults in Suburban Cook County, TASC: What Science tells us about addiction, Alicia testimony_042915.pdf
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15-2114 1 REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS OPIATE/HEROIN ADDICTION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HEALTH SYSTEMSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS OPIATE/HEROIN ADDICTION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HEALTH SYSTEMS WHEREAS, the opiate/heroin crisis in Illinois calls for practical public health and public safety solutions, including broad-based and coordinated prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies, and WHEREAS, Cook County, as with the whole region, has a growing opiate/heroin addiction problem; WHEREAS, opiate/heroin addiction costs Cook County millions of dollars in healthcare and public safety spending yearly; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Department of Corrections processes 200-300 individuals per day, houses over 8,000 detainees at any given time, and sees more than 100,000 admissions per year; and WHEREAS, seventy-four percent (74%) of these detainees screen positive for various types of drug use, and WHEREAS, the Cermak Health Services manages over 500 opiate/heroin detoxes a month; and WHEREAS, many detainees have multiple opiate/heroin detoxes in a yea   Action details Not available