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About the Mayor's Community Coalition Against Heroin

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.  



Frequently Asked Questions About Heroin and Opiates

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?


Sources of Assistance for Those With Substance Abuse Disorder

Opioid Use Disorder Hotline: 1-833-2FINDHELP

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.

Local Resources

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



List provided by Human Service Center, Peoria


Selected Bibliography for Heroin Strategy