While methamphetamine is a common cause of drug addiction in central Illinois, Taylorville Safe Passage coordinator Denise Evans is focused on fentanyl.
Evans says that the opioid can be used in medical settings to treat extreme pain. However, when it is on the streets she says it can be deadly and very addictive.
Obviously, avoiding drugs is the best course of action, but Evans says if you’re going to use then at-home drug test kits can save lives.
Safe Passage is there for anybody who needs help. All they have to do is ask. Evans says Safe Passage is focused on mental health of users.
Learn more on the Safe Passage of Taylorville Facebook page. Evans appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.