Substance Abuse Treatment Expands in Illinois with Federal Funding


CHICAGO - More than $5.7 million will come to Illinois Health Centers to expand access to substance abuse treatment. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says 16 health centers including in Central Illinois will receive federal money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Senator Durbin says, "Today's announcement is a good step toward providing critical services to those battling the disease of addiction. We need to do more to meet the challenges caused by this epidemic." Among the Health Centers to receive funding are Chestnut Health Centers in Bloomington ($379,167) and Community Health Improvement Center in Decatur ($406,250). The funding will increase the number of patients with access to medication-assisted therapy for opioid abuse and substance abuse disorder treatment.

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