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Warning issued after ‘significant’ number of recent overdose deaths in McHenry County

Authorities are warning the public after multiple overdose deaths occurred late last month and this month in McHenry County. The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition said they have been notified of “multiple” overdose deaths that occurred between July 24 and August 4. “The number of deaths was significant,” the McHenry County SAC said in a […]

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Lake, McHenry counties see spike in overdose deaths, offer free Narcan to residents

Officials in Lake and McHenry counties both have issued warnings about a recent spike in overdose deaths. In McHenry County, the increase was “significant.” The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition issued an alert Friday morning after they were notified of multiple overdose deaths that occurred between May 23 and June 5. “The number of deaths […]

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Group warns about multiple suspected fentanyl overdoses recently in McHenry County

A local coalition issued a warning about multiple recent overdoses in McHenry County where the user did not realize the substance they took was laced with what authorities believe was fentanyl. The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition issued an alert Friday morning after being notified about multiple uses of naloxone to reverse overdoses in the […]

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Coalition in McHenry County warns of edible THC products that could lead to accidental ingestion by kids

The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition has issued an alert warning about edible THC products that look like commonly consumed foods and could have adverse effects if ingested by children. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that some manufacturers are packaging and labeling edible products containing THC to look like popular brands of […]

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Authorities warn of ‘significant’ number of overdose deaths in McHenry County this month

Authorities are warning the public after multiple overdose deaths occurred this month in McHenry County. The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition said they have been notified of “multiple” overdose deaths that have occurred between January 1 and January 21. “The number of deaths was significant,” the McHenry County SAC said in a statement. They did […]