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DHS set to receive $37 million to combat opioid crisis

28 Sep 2022 12:08 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

The Department of Human Services is set to receive just over $37 million in federal funds to help aid Illinois’ opioid response, the state’s two senators announced last week. [Health News Illinois]

“This federal funding will give our state the proper resources to provide support to individuals and families who need it the most, and I hope this investment will put our communities on the road to recovery,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said in a statement.

The funds from the Department of Health and Human Services will go toward increasing access to medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder and supporting prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services.

DHS did not return a request for additional comment.

The White House announced $1.5 billion on Friday for states, territories and tribal nations to curb addiction and support those in recovery. 


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