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State Rep's Report

Every year in Illinois, thousands of families lose a loved one to the preventable tragedy of opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse. Unused or unwanted medicine needs to be disposed of properly to help prevent accidental poisoning, substance abuse, and contamination of water resources.

Let’s take a quick look at the statistics and then get specific about what each of us can do to make a difference.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 2,944 Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2020, a 33% increase from 2019. 83% of all drug overdose deaths in Illino...

 

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