The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.
Haymarket Center President / CEO, Dr. Dan Lustig, one of the experts called upon to contribute to the Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin. The final report was issued in Oct 2016.
In light of the growing heroin epidemic nationwide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin launched the Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin. The task force has aimed to identify reforms that can be undertaken at a local level to improve prevention and response to heroin use and addiction. The task force has examined the issue from several angles: (1) education of community members, (2) education of healthcare professionals, (3) data, (4) treatment, (5) trafficking, and (6) overdose reversal. After months of research and deliberation, the task force proposes recommendations in each area to enhance heroin policies and programs in Chicago and Cook County.
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