OPIOID ADDICTION IS A REAL PROBLEM IN ILLINOIS.
As a Board Member of the Illinois State Crime Commission, I am working closely with leaders across Illinois to end this crisis.
According to the Illinois Department of Human Services’ report “The Opioid Crisis in Illinois”:
“Of the 2,278 Illinois statewide drug overdose deaths during 2016, over 80 percent were opioid-related fatalities. The 1,826 opioid-related overdose deaths among Illinois residents that have been provisionally reported for 2016 represents an over 70 percent increase in the number of such deaths that were reported in 2013, and a 32.1 percent increase over the 1,382 opioid-related overdoses that were reported to IDPH for 2015.”
If you or anyone you know is suffering from opioid, or any other addiction, call this hotline: 1-833-2FINDHELP