SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Continuing her advocacy for substance abuse treatment, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is highlighting a recent video campaign from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) that focuses on connecting people struggling with opioid or other substance use to resources for treatment and recovery.
“Tackling opioid use in Illinois has been a priority for me,” Mussman said. “I’m confident that the IDHS’s campaign will be able to help spread information on the resources people may need in order to seek treatment for a substance abuse problem.”
The video campaign launched by IDHS aims to spread awareness of the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances through a series of videos that document personal stories from individuals affected by the opioid epidemic. By sharing these stories on social media platforms from the IDHS YouTube page, it allows for a greater number of people to learn about the Helpline and the resources available to those struggling with substance abuse. The IDHS has also been advertising during TV slots, social media advertisements, transit posters and billboards in select locations.
“It’s so important that the members of our community understand that there is quality help available for them,” Mussman said. “As we’ve seen, substance abuse and addiction can be treated. The helpline is another fantastic resource that has helped thousands and I applaud the excellent work that they do.”
Since the launch of the Illinois Helpline for Opioid and other Substances, over 16,000 people have reached out to the IDHS. The number for the Helpline is 1-833-2FINDHELP and their website is HelplineIL.org.