"A Way Out" Lake County

Fast-track users to substance abuse programs and services!

Author: OpioidLC

Great Feature Article: Chief Eric Guenther

Challenge Eric’s suburban Chicago police department started to see a spike in heroin and prescription drug use. What officers reported,…

4 New PD’s join the Program

The Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI) today reported an expansion of its groundbreaking law enforcement pre-arrest diversion program, A Way…

7 Months Clean

Download the Lake County Help App

The Lake County Help mobile app was developed by LEAD and is intended for residents of Lake County, IL and…

Everyday Law Podcast & Blog with State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim

Great Video talking about the “A Way Out” program.

Some data on the program!

Addiction does not Discriminate

A Way Outs 100th Participant

The Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI) today reported its achievements and the positive impact of its programming on the citizens…

Over prescribed and Underfunded: Illinois Surge in Overdose Deaths

Chris Nielsen’s future looked bright. A senior in high school, he played catcher on his school’s baseball team in a…

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