chelesea-videofreeze“He’s been a huge advocate for helping people get help, and keeping them safe, keeping them out of the criminal justice system if he can, and if he can’t, treating them as they deserve to be treated.”

Chelsea Laliberte, Co-Founder, Lake County Opioid Initiative.

MY APPROACH TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: SUPPLY SUPPORT, DEMAND SOLUTIONS

“If we want to make a difference, law enforcement has to be equally concerned with addressing demand. By working on education, prevention, treatment and harm reduction, we can help reduce demand. Not only is this the right thing to do from a humanistic perspective, it is also a much more effective way to combat the epidemic we all face. This has to be done collaboratively by bringing together stakeholders from both the government and private sector.”

-Michael G. Nerheim, Lake County State’s Attorney, Co-Founder Lake County Opioid Initiative