Coroner’s Office: 10 probable overdose cases since Jan. 28

Online Staff Report

The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office reported Feb. 4 that since Jan. 28 it has seen 10 probable overdose deaths.

Nine of the overdose deaths are probable heroin cases and one is a probable cocaine overdose.

In a release, Chief Deputy Coroner William Hintz said: “Of course, this is all pending toxicology results. We don’t believe that there is anything out of the ordinary going on, just the fact that this is not going away.”

For those seeking treatment for a loved one struggling with addiction, contact one of the following local agencies (note: many of these programs have waiting lists):

Rock River Narcotics Anonymous — 24-hour helpline: (815) 964-5959; or call toll-free, 1-888-656-7329

Rosecrance — (815) 391-1000

Remedies Renewing Lives — (815) 962-0871

Sojourn House (Freeport) — (815) 232-5121

Mathers Clinic LLC — (815) 397-7654; Intake: (815) 444-9999

Restore Counseling & Recovery — (815) 737-8673

Al Tech Services — (815) 397-3606

Jack Clark’s Family Recovering Community Inc. — (773) 252-2877

Foundations Center — (815) 398-9999; Intake: (815) 637-0509

Restore Counseling and Recovery, Inc. — (815) 708-7392; Intake: (815) 708-8235

KP Counseling Inc. — (779) 368-0060

Quality Addiction Management (Beloit, Wisconsin) — (608) 361-7200; Intake: (262) 549-6600

Mercy Options Behavioral Health Clinic (Beloit, Wisconsin) — (608) 365-2709; Intake: (608) 756-5555 or (608) 756-6545

Beloit Health Systems Counseling Care — (608) 364-5686

Some of the above organizations could also use donations so they are able to reach more of those in need.

Learn more about addiction and where to turn for help at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website, www.samhsa.gov, or call toll-free at 877-726-4727.

Posted Feb. 5, 2015

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