About LCOI

The Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI) works to address the rapidly increasing opiate problem in Lake County, in which 69 Lake County residents have died due to heroin and other opiates.

The mortality rate from opioid overdose
has DOUBLED in just 5 years

Due to the serious nature of this threat, Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim called on local stakeholders to develop a comprehensive opioid prevention strategy for Lake County. Several groups including Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, Live4Lali, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chief of Round Lake Park Police Department and Commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force George Filenko, and Roosevelt University’s Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy are working together to develop the outline for the opioid prevention plan – considered a model for Illinois and for the nation.