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THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IS GETTING AN INFLUX OF FEDERAL DOLLARS TO HELP FIGHT THE OPIOID CRISIS IN ILLINOIS. 

 

THE 15 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT WILL BE USED FOR SEVERAL EFFORTS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE DRUGS SAYS D-H-S SPOKESPERSON PATRICK LAUGHLIN.

 

 

LAUGHLIN SAYS THE 15 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL FUNDING WILL BE USED TO EXPAND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AT JAILS AND HOSPITALS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT.

 

 

LAUGHLIN SAYS D-H-S COULD POTENTIALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER 29 MILLION NEXT YEAR.

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