A lot of people in Illinois are calling the state's new opioid hotline for help.
Hospice of Southern Illinois is hosting Educational Evenings and Dinner Too focusing on the Opioid Crisis in Our Community on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (10400 Terminal Drive #200, Marion, IL) featuring Keynote Speaker,... Read More.
The Carmi Rotary club got a very sobering lesson in the national opioid crisis from Dr. Patrick Haskell. Dr. Haskell told the club that his earliest recollection of someone being hooked on an opioid drug was the book and movie, To Kill A Mockingbird. In... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the launch of a statewide helpline to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances. The helpline will provide a confidential outlet for individuals experiencing opioid use disorders, their families and anyone affected... Read More.
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. today announced the release of the Illinois Naloxone Standing Order (Standing Order). This Standing Order makes a drug that is able to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose more readily available... Read More.
Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, several state agency officials, stakeholders, and advocates today helped release the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan. A coalition of state agencies has developed a strategic framework that outlines what Illinois needs to do to address the opioid crisis... Read More.
Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is raising awareness of an alarming trend in opioid overdose deaths. Recent analysis of Illinois death records shows that overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, have increased more than... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) was awarded a federal grant for over $16 million to fight Illinois’ opioid crisis. The grant is funded through the 21st Century Cures Act which includes an estimated $1 billion to states over the next two years... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has received two federal grants funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the heroin and other opioid crisis facing the state of Illinois. “Heroin and other opioid drug use is at crisis levels... Read More.