OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, hosted his first Opioid Advisory Committee meeting with members of law enforcement and local community activists to bring forth solutions to the ongoing epidemic.
“I am grateful that advocates from across the Illinois Valley joined me in this meeting to fight back against the ongoing opioid crisis,” Yednock said. “There is no silver-bullet that will end this epidemic and it will require everyone to pitch in their ideas to help our community take control of opioid abuse.”
Yednock’s first meeting of his Opioid Advisory Committee brought together local experts and advocates to bring forward solutions to ending the opioid crisis. At the meeting, Yednock highlighted legislation he supported like House Bill 2222, which would provide emergency first responders with real-time information on opioid overdoses, and House Resolution 58, which asks the Illinois Department of Public Health to develop and adopt new guidelines for the prescription of opioid prescription drugs.
If you or someone you know is experiencing opioid use disorder, please call the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at 1-833-2FINDHELP.