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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?


Selected Bibliography for Heroin Strategy