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Narcan program awaits governor’s signature Offers one potential solution to heroin epidemic

SPRINGFIELD — DuPage County’s Narcan® program has trained more than 2,200 police officers to administer naloxone, saving 66 individuals from overdosing on heroin.

As the growing heroin epidemic spreads throughout the state and nation, the legislature still awaits the governor’s signature on House Bill 1, an initiative to continue the program’s success with battling the drug not only in DuPage County but also in communities across Illinois. According to State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa

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fire protection personnel, firefighters and school nurses, to be trained in administering Narcan. Narcan reverses the effects of an overdose for heroin, cocaine, Vicodin, OxyContin and Morphine. The drug can be administered either by injection or nasal spray. • Secondly, the initiative requires Medicaid to cover costs for addiction treatments and prescriptions. Currently,

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the second most common reason for Illinoisans to seek treatment is heroin, yet the state has the lowest rate of statefunded treatment compared to other Midwestern states, such as Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. Expanding the scope of Medicaid to include some of these expenses will make treatment more readily available and bring Illinois up to speed with neighboring states. • Thirdly, requires the Illinois Department of Human Services and State Board of Education to develop a three-year heroin and opioid drug prevention program to address the heroin stronghold in Illinois. School districts will be given the option to adopt the program and DHS will work with the school districts to reimburse the costs. Cullerton asserts legislators from both sides of the aisle worked on the legislation because everyone recognizes drug overdoses and addiction can happen to people regardless of their age, socioeconomic background or ethnicity. “This measure is a great example of legislators working together in a bipartisan effort to address this problem and work to save lives,” he said.

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