about two years ago by Jim Taylor, RFD Radio Network
They’re calling it an opioid crisis in Illinois and health officials say no area of the state is immune from the problem. The numbers don’t lie says Dr. Maria Bruni--the acting Assistant Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Numbers are also on the rise for opioid overdoses that don’t lead to death, but lead to an ongoing addiction with illegal drugs like heroin.
Bruni says the Illinois Department of Human Services has been awarded a $16-million federal grant to respond to the opioid crisis.