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LEAD students at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Teens Take A Stand Against Underage Drinking

Last month, local teens participating in  Renz Center's Leadership Empowerment And
Development (LEAD) program teamed up with the Coalition For a Safe and Healthy Elgin (CSHE) in "Project Bottle Neckers." 

Project Bottle Neckers is a community awareness program designed to prevent people 21 and older from purchasing alcohol and providing it to minors. Local liquor stores and gas stations allow the teens to come in and put blue bottle hangers on beer, wine and other liquor products.
Participating Elgin businesses included:

Mobile at 275 S. McLean Blvd.
Wing Park Liquor at 571 N. McLean Blvd. 
Total Liquors at 823 Summit St.
Villa Liquors at 695 Villa St.
Neighborhood Liquors at 805 Walnut Ave.
Super Saver at 776 Walnut Ave.
Elgin Liquor at 1350 E. Chicago St.

On July 2, teens plan to "Bottle Necker" again at  the  Jewel/Osco's located on Larkin Ave. and  Summit St. in Elgin.

What Is Fentanyl?
Reprinted with permission from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a schedule II prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with severe pain or to manage pain after surgery. It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to other opioids. In its prescription form, fentanyl is known by such names as Actiq®, Duragesic®, and Sublimaze® Street names for fentanyl or for fentanyl-laced heroin include Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, TNT, and Tango and Cash.
How do people use fentanyl?
When prescribed by a physician, fentanyl is often administered via injection, transdermal patch, or in lozenges. However, the fentanyl and fentanyl analogs associated with 
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Bidding For Good Online Auction
September 1 - October 15th

Renz Center is offering an assortment of gift cards and tickets on Bidding For Good, in addition to a raffle for an Apple Smart Watch, Apple iPad, and a Mystery basket.

Visit to get great deals and participate in our online raffle. 

For more information, visit or call (847) 742-3545.

Thank you for being a supporter of Renz Center. Whether you are an area professional who informs and refers potential clients or you are a generous donor, we appreciate the partnership in keeping our communities healthy and safe.

Deb Howe, Director of Marketing & Fund Development
Renz Addiction Counseling Center

Renz Center is a non-profit organization funding in part by the federal government, Fox Valley United Way, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and other local community organizations. To find out more about Renz Center's programs, call (847) 742-3545 or visit