Chicago: With the aid of a Federal grant, the State of Illinois is launching a 24 Hour HELP LINE for those seeking assistance to fight their opioid addiction.
The statewide helpline is available at 1-833-2FINDHELP. It is funded through a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Calls to the help line will be handled by trained specialists who can connect callers with treatment and recovery-support services.
Gov Rauner says the goal is to “combat further drug overdose tragedies.” Last year 1,950 people died from opioid overdoses in Illinois.