Addiction Treatment Services Suffer For Lack Of State Funding

Addiction Treatment Services Suffer For Lack Of State Funding

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says addiction treatment centers like Chicago's Haymarket are a victim of the state's budget crisis. Durbin toured the center with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to highlight the need for more money for addiction services. 

Haymarket recently cut a detox program which serviced around 20 people because of a lack of funding. 

The head of Haymarket says they're expecting about a million dollars from the state's stop-gap budget. However, they aren't sure what they'll get after the interim budget expires in December. 

Yolanda Perdomo is a WBEZ reporter. Follow her @yolandanews.