Stay-at-home order poses challenge for those in recovery

There are programs available in Austin for people who want to continue treatment or seek help for the first time. Austin native Jerome McNutt, who’s been sober for 19 months, says he’s taking things one day at a time and encourages others to do the same. “This is a good time to get your life right.”

Heroin/opioid task force to meet

The West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. March 6 at Lawndale Christian Health Center, 4750 W. Ogden Ave. State Rep. La Shawn Ford chairs the task force, which will be honoring the memory of those who’ve died from a drug overdose.

Join a discussion on reducing opioid deaths

More than 750 people die in Chicago each year from opioid overdose. Join the conversation about what can be done about this public health epidemic. Dinner and childcare will be provided during the event, which will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.