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The Community Read
Peoria Reads is encouraging our community members to read Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Written by Sam Quinones, this book is described as “an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America.” This story of how heroin addiction became epidemic in small-town America was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction in March. For more information about Dreamland, visit http://www.samquinones.com/books/dreamland/.
How to Get Dreamland
Copies of Dreamland are available for checkout at all Peoria Public Library locations.
What are the signs of addiction?
What are the symptoms of an overdose of heroin?
How should I dispose of unneeded medications?
What and when is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day?
The Mayor’s Community Coalition recommends the viewing of a film called “Chasing the Dragon.” Where can I find it?
On December 5, 2017, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the launch of a statewide helpline to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances.
“This helpline will provide a quick way for Illinoisans struggling with dangerous addictions to access resources, treatment options, and support,” Gov. Rauner said. “We are focused on helping them get on the road to recovery to combat further drug overdose tragedies.”
The Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances is funded by federal grant dollars that the State of Illinois secured from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Opioid State Targeted Response grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
If you or someone you know is experiencing opioid use disorder, call 1-833-2FINDHELP.
Human Service Center Assessments and Admissions: 309-671-8040
Human Service Center Medication Assisted Treatment: 309-222-2185
Human Service Center Crisis Center: 309-689-3080
North Solutions (Counseling) 309-589-1011
Peoria Treatment Center (Methadone): 309-699-9700
Rose Medical Association (Methadone and Suboxone): 309-686-1600
Dr. George Gilbert (Suboxone): 309-689-0044
Center for Prevention of Abuse: 1-800-559-7233
Center for Prevention of Abuse: Peoria Office: 309-691-0551
Heartland Community Health Clinic: 309-680-7600
Southside Office of Concern: 309-674-7310
Prairie State Legal Services: 309-674-9831
Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-539-0475
Alcoholics Anonymous: 309-687-1329
Cocaine Anonymous: 312-834-3784
Find Local Resources 24/7: Call 211
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