I do not mean on the law enforcement end, but on the political end.
Money needs to be spent on giving law enforcement the proper tools and authority to attack this problem in new and inventive ways.
Parents need to be told "Yes, it is your kid". And they need to be made to understand that is ok to be nosy with their kids.
We already know it is a problem. We don't need some political task force to tell us.--
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
|U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said more than 390 people in Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Will and Kane counties have died from a heroin overdose since 2012.|
Joining the Illinois Republican in launching the Suburban Anti-Heroin Task Force on Monday were Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim and DuPage County Coroner Dr. Rich Jorgensen.
According to Kirk, people often think suburban children are immune from drug addiction. He noted that since 2012, more than 390 people in Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Will and Kane counties have died from a heroin overdose.
Kirk also pointed out the importance of the intranasal spray Narcan in the fight to save lives during an overdose. He pointed out that between January and October in DuPage County the spray was 100 percent successful, saving each of the 22 people it was used on.