Thank you to everyone who attended my "Coffee & Conversation" event last Saturday. I really enjoyed the questions and comments. Events like this help me understand the issues that matter to you as I represent you in Springfield.
Recently, I was honored to be a part of the Choate Mental Health and Development Center's 150th Celebration. Thank you for the vital work you do serving southern Illinois.
I enjoyed meeting with the Murphysboro High School Fishing and Trap-shooting teams last week to award scholarships from the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. Congratulations to these outstanding young men and women!
I also had the pleasure this week of spending some time with the Waterloo Lead Heads Trap Shooting Team. While there, I was happy to award them a scholarship from the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. Best of luck to the Lead Heads!
Resources to Combat Opioid Crisis
I want to remind residents of resources available to them to dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances like opioids.
Walgreens announced during the week its success with providing disposal sites for unwanted medications. Its safe medication disposal kiosk program has collected and safely disposed of more than 885 tons of unwanted prescriptions as of Aug. 31.
The nearly 1,500 safe medication disposal kiosks through the nation can be found by searching for “drug drop off near me” or “medication disposal near me” in Google or Google Maps.
Walgreens can also dispense naloxone, including FDA-approved Narcan nasal spray, without requiring a prescription. Naloxone is a lifesaving medication that if administered in time can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
More information about these efforts is available at Walgreens.com/combatdrugabuse