5k Race to End Overdose

Take Strides to End Overdose in Lake County! Fourth Annual One Stride at a Time: Race to End Overdose Hosted by Gateway Lake Villa to benefit the Lake County Opioid Initiative and Gateway’s Naloxone Distribution Program. WHEN Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk 9:30 a.m. Youth Fun Run WHERE Hastings Lake Lake County…

LGBTQ & Addiction

LGBTQ & Addiction

People who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) suffer from higher rates of social discrimination and stigmatization. Due to the elevated stress levels associated with the constant rejection, abuse and social isolation, members of the LBGTQ community also experience higher rates of substance abuse problems as compared to the general population. What…

The Dangers of Vaping

The Dangers of Vaping

E-cigarette use has become popular in the past couple of years, especially for teens. According to a survey from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 37% of high school seniors tried vaping in 2018, compared to 28% in 2017. However, vaping poses many threats to a person’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. Many teens who…

effects of secondhand drinking

Five Effects of Secondhand Drinking

Many alcoholics do not realize the impact their addiction has on the people around them. Through secondhand drinking, alcohol addiction affects friends, spouses and children, causing family problems and damaging relationships. Secondhand drinking refers to how a person’s alcohol abuse and behavior negatively impact other people. In the United States, about one in five adults…