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    Kathie Kane-Willis

    Director, Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy, Roosevelt University

    Kathie Kane-Willis is the co-founder and director of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy, a research and policy institute housed at Roosevelt University. Kane-Willis, a former heroin user, researched the trend in the increase in heroin use since 2004. Her work focuses on promoting health-based solutions to drug use, ensuring that individuals with substance use disorders are restored to useful citizenship, including the removal of barriers related to employment, education, housing and healthcare. Kane-Willis has worked extensively toward harm reduction policy solutions to the heroin and opioid crisis, including Good Samaritan immunity laws and naloxone access laws in the Midwest.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Oct 14 2015

    6 PM

    The number of heroin users has more than doubled in just a decade. The death rate from overdose has nearly quadrupled. And with cut-rate prices and... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Joffrey Ballet

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