‘Stigma Keeps People Silenced’: Fighting Substance Abuse and Overdoses One Program at a Time

October 26, 2017


The Foglia YMCA and Live4Lali hosted a substance abuse awareness event to address the opioid epidemic. (Lake County News-Sun)"

The Foglia YMCA hosted a free panel forum on October 26, to help raise awareness of the increase in substance use and its relationship to the overall health of individuals, families and the community.

Chelsea Lalibarte, founder of Live4Lali, an addiction and recovery resource said, “I commend the Foglia YMCA for acknowledging there is a very serious problem that no one is immune from —especially in a community like Lake Zurich that has one of the highest overdose death rates in Lake County — and giving community members the appropriate information and tools to address it in their homes, workplaces and neighborhoods”. 

Read more at the Lake County News-Sun.