Wheaton Drug Abuse Programs Lacking According to S
- Aug. 6, 2018
-- A recent survey of the residents of DuPage County indicated that drug abuse programs in Wheaton, Illinois needed to grow.
The survey, taken by Impact DuPage, highlighted substance abuse and mental health as two of the top five issues concerning residents. The need for additional drug abuse programs was illustrated and mental health was stressed as a big concern among residents of the county.
The biggest risky behaviors in DuPage County announced in the survey were drug abuse at 58 percent, alcohol abuse at 34 percent and 30 percent reported that too much screen time was an issue.
In order to improve addiction recovery, DuPage County will be putting up $100,000 to start funding two projects. Half of the money will be used to forumulate to help people locate substance abuse treatment programs. The other half will be used to create a drug court for people arrested for first time drug offenses.
DuPage County residents were asked about the areas the community should prioritize to improve the overall quality of life. About 33 percent of respondents stated that the county should make better mental health programs and roughly 25 percent said that there's a need to improve access to drug abuse programs.https://www.drugaddictionnow.com/2018/08/06/wheaton-drug-...