Martinaabout 1 year ago

Opioids Addiction in Illinois

Opioid abuse and addiction have been a nationwide epidemic as pharmaceutical companies began marketing pain medication for widespread use. As people became addicted they often switched from prescription pain medications to cheaper alternatives like heroin. The abuse and addiction rates then spiraled. In Illinois opioid addiction climbed to alarming highs, and so did emergency room visits and overdoses. In 2013, synthetic opioids accounted for 583 deaths. By 2020 that number increased by 80% to 1,051. In fact, in 2020 there were 2,944 overdose deaths related to any opioid. That's more than 2.3 times the amount of car crash deaths and 2.2 times the amount of homicide deaths. There are also many accredited treatment facilities in Illinois that can help people overcome opioid dependence. Reach out today to learn more about rehab options at

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