IL to use $36M grant on opioid addiction

IL to use $36M grant on opioid addiction

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois officials plan to use a $36 million federal grant focused on opioid addiction to support treatment through hospitals, health centers and community programs.

The money was awarded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The Illinois Department of Human Services said it will also be used for programs focused on prevention and overdose response, along with expanding treatment options for abuse of methamphetamine and cocaine.

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