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What Are Opioids?
This resource provides the latest information on opioids, prescription misuse/abuse, and dangers associated with improper use of these drugs. Click here to learn more about opioids.
DEA Drug Take Back Locations
This page provides information on prescription take back locations in your community and contains other resources for safe disposal. Click here to find a take back location near you.
MEET THE RX TEAM
Kaira is the Project Lead on the IL HPP initatives. From a young age, Kaira has had a passion for leadership development, helping others, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This stayed with her throughout her college experience at the University of Alabama where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on interpersonal relationships, addiction, and human growth and development. She began her career working with parents of young children which lead to her learning more about the world of prevention. After being in the prevention field for five years, she has continued to be inspired by her long-lasting passions. Kaira’s favorite aspect of the Illinois Human Performance Project is having the opportunity to enhance the well-being of young people through education. When she is not rooting on her college football team or in the office, Kaira enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with a local animal rescue.
Abbie, a prevention specialist, graduated from Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, MI, where she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Speech Communication while concentrating in both Public Advocacy and English Literature. She has always had a strong passion for working with an active nonprofit organization such as, OMNI Youth Services, and is excited for the work she will be doing with IL HPP. Abbie is looking forward to working alongside the prevention team to help encourage youth to live their best lives by making the best choices they can for themselves.
Courtney, a prevention specialist, graduated from the University of Iowa where she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotions with a certificate in Public Health. Courtney is also a Certified Health Coach and Certified Health Education Specialist. She has always had a passion for working in prevention and helping individuals reach their personal health goals. Courtney is excited to begin her work with the prevention team to help promote the good work OMNI youth services and IL HPP are doing to encourage individuals to live their best lives.
Leia, the Digital Marketing Specialist and newest addition to the team, is a recent graduate from Illinois State University, with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in communication. The rise in social media and technology has caught her eye in recent years, and she has taken a special interest personally and professionally in the field. As a Division I college golfer, Leia faced many mental and physical challenges, which is what inspired her to work for IL HPP. She has always been an advocate for both good mental and physical health, which is why she can be found hiking, climbing, running, or doing yoga in her free time. Leia is excited to help IL HPP and OMNI Youth Services expand their reach on social media and help students and other individuals be successful in all aspects of their lives!