Info Session on Opioid Use and Treatment Options in Kane County

THE STATS: There were 70 opioid related deaths in the Kane County in 2018. The highest death rate found in people age 25 to 44 years with an average age of 38 years. Additionally, there are 15 opioid related overdoses each week in Kane County.

We invite you to attend a presentation on the prevalence of opioid use in Kane County, the risks of using opioids, and successful treatment modalities that restore the person to a functional life.

This informational session will be held Thursday, September 19. 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S Batavia Avenue. We will meet in Paxton Hall which is on the south side of the building off of First Street.

The key presentation will be from Nate Lanthrum, Clinical Director of Lighthouse Recovery. Mr. Lanthrum is a certified alcohol and other drug abuse counselor. His background includes more than ten years of counseling high-risk adolescent and adult clients in both the criminal justice system and private substance abuse treatment.

County Sheriff Ron Hain will also be present, schedule permitting. The Sheriff is making significant strides toward treating, rather than jailing, opioid users.