event Opioids: America’s Controlled Substance Epidemic

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8:30 am - 10:00 am


KSB Hospital Annex – Conference Room #1
403 E First Street
Dixon, IL 61021

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), last year, drug overdoses reached over 72,000 Americans, suicide rates were up 33% and gun violence was at an all-time high. 1 in 7 adolescents suffer from a mental health issue and less than 50% of those children get treatment.

These issues do not occur in isolation. The relationship between substance abuse, mental health and violence is being brought to attention in the media and reported around the country in staggering numbers. These are not someone else’s child, family member, employee or other relationship – these are our lives and our communities.

Together, we can be the change!

Each year Former Judge Jodi Switalski speaks to thousands of school administrators, law enforcement agencies, health care professionals and community members on the research and solutions on how we can empower and protect our community from the substance abuse epidemic.

Presentation Topics:

  • How do you identify a child or individual in need?
  • How do substance abuse, mental health, and violence commingle?
  • How are our school, criminal justice, and law enforcement systems broken and what can be done?
  • What do I do if someone I know needs help?

Who Is Judge Jodi?

A native of Rochelle, Illinois, Jodi Switalski is a former judge, prosecutor, national speaker and expert on issues of substance abuse, mental health and violence, and community reform.



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