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Like many states, Illinois has experienced a surge in substance abuse issues. The state has especially seen the increase in heroin abuse, and in opiate pain reliever abuse. This is mostly because Illinois is home to Chicago, the current heroin abuse capital of the entire country. All in all, Illinois is in hot water when it comes to addiction. Rightly so too, when opiates like heroin and prescription pills take more lives than all other drugs combined. We will go over some statistics that will show very clearly what situation Illinois and its counties are in, as well as the help it's getting from rehabs and organizations.

Now, the way to tackle addiction and to get rid of it for good is through inpatient drug rehabilitation. This is by far the most successful and the most beneficial course of action for any addict. With inpatient rehabilitation, anyone who is addicted to anything can go free from their crisis for good.

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The Opioid Epidemic in the state of Illinois

The opioid crisis is definitely present in Illinois, and the damage it has caused so far is extremely distressing. There were lots of drug overdose deaths in Illinois for 2018, and out of those deaths, almost 80% involved opioids, which is a total of 2,169 deaths. 1,568 of those involved synthetic opioids other than methadone, but mainly fentanyl, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The opioid prescribing rate is not as high as many other states, but it is still a concerning number that may be contributing to some addictions. For 2018, the prescribing rate for opioids was 45.2 prescriptions per 100 persons. So, we can obviously see how the opioid epidemic is affecting the population in Illinois, but let's also look at the solutions provided by different organizations.

Help in Combatting Substance Abuse in Illinois

To help fight the opioid epidemic and prevent drugs from getting in the wrong hands, there are several medicine collections programs that are offered at different locations in Illinois where residents can safely dispose of their unwanted or expired medications. They accept most prescription drugs, pet medications, vitamins and supplements, etc. To also help with prevention, there is Prevention First, which is a non-profit that is dedicated to help with the prevention of drug use in teens. They develop plans to address the community needs, they implement programs for substance abuse prevention, and they put in place many campaigns to educate others on how to help prevent it. Finally, there is the Elks National Drug Awareness Program (DAP), which is a drug awareness program that was put in place to teach children and parents the dangers of using illegal drugs and to help prevent the use of prescription drugs and other legalized drugs. They distribute anti-drug literatures and other prevention tools to parents, kids, and teachers. They work very hard to help stop substance abuse and addiction before it happens.

List of Drug & Alcohol Addiction Services in Illinois

Below, you will find a list of the different substance abuse treatment available in the state of Illinois. The list may be incomplete, so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists now at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.