DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is bringing attention to the recent $36.7 million in federal funding received to continue fighting against the opioid crisis in Illinois and the expanded prevention and recovery programs it will fund.
“The opioid crisis occurring across America is an issue that we desperately need to address, and this funding will help our ongoing efforts here in Illinois to end this epidemic,” Moylan said. “All residents deserve to be able to live healthy, addiction-free lives and this funding will help eliminate the stigma associated with addiction and address the problem head on.”
The $36.7 million in federal funding received from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will be used to implement prevention programs, provide life-saving medications and help those suffering from addiction on the road to recovery. Specifically, the state will expand Medically Assisted Recovery (MAR) programs, increase access to MAR programs at qualified health centers, provide more hospital screenings and connect residents to at-home and community resources for recovery. In addition to these programs, the state will also make recovery and support services available to pregnant or postpartum women and those in the criminal justice system suffering from an opioid use disorder while expanding treatment for stimulant abuse disorders in response to the rising rates of cocaine and methamphetamine use.
“During the battle with COVID-19, opioid issues and mental health struggles have been amplified,” Moylan said. “This crisis affects so many residents across all demographics, and it is a problem we cannot hesitate to confront.”
To stay up to date with the state’s response to COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.illinois.gov. For any questions concerning this event, state issues, legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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