As Chicago’s Heroin Problem Grows, Treatment Funding in Illinois Shrinks

Chicago’s heroin problem is increasing at a time when Illinois has cut funding for drug treatment, according to a new report.

A review of treatment capacity found Illinois, in just five years, fell from 28th in the nation to third worst in the nation, ahead of only Texas and Tennessee, in terms of providing publicly funded treatment for addiction.

Illinois has cut treatment spending by almost 30 percent since 2007, researchers from Roosevelt University found. They said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed further cuts in treatment, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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