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McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition to Host Virtual State of Substance Abuse Event – Shaw Local

The McHenry County State of Addiction and Celebration of Choice Leader Awards, open to residents and business leaders, will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Hosted by the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition, the virtual event will include a discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use in McHenry County, according to a press release. Experts will present the current state of the matter and provide an overview of the services and resources available to treat substance use disorders.

Leaders from McHenry County Specialty Courts, the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the McHenry County Health Department will join Live4Lali, New Directions Addiction Recovery Services, and Thresholds for discuss the issue.

The event will also include McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition Choice Leader Award winners Chris Gleason of Brightside Recovery, Rick Atwater of Northwest Community Counseling, and the McHenry County Department of Health.

This award recognizes superior professional engagement activities in the community that honor the vision of changing community attitudes toward substance abuse.

For more information, go to the coalition’s website at and register to attend the virtual event here.