State Funding And The Opioid Crisis In Illinois

A display representing a medicine cabinet informs visitors to a memorial by the National Safety Council with data about opioids, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The exhibit also features a wall with 22,000 carved medicine pills, each representing the face of someone who fatally overdosed, was launched in Chicago in November, 2017.
A display representing a medicine cabinet informs visitors to a memorial by the National Safety Council with data about opioids, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The exhibit also features a wall with 22,000 carved medicine pills, each representing the face of someone who fatally overdosed, was launched in Chicago in November, 2017. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
A display representing a medicine cabinet informs visitors to a memorial by the National Safety Council with data about opioids, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The exhibit also features a wall with 22,000 carved medicine pills, each representing the face of someone who fatally overdosed, was launched in Chicago in November, 2017.
A display representing a medicine cabinet informs visitors to a memorial by the National Safety Council with data about opioids, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The exhibit also features a wall with 22,000 carved medicine pills, each representing the face of someone who fatally overdosed, was launched in Chicago in November, 2017. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

State Funding And The Opioid Crisis In Illinois

As the opioid crisis has taken more and more lives in recent years, payments to opioid treatment centers in Illinois have stayed flat.

Meanwhile, people in Chicago neighborhoods with the highest rates of addiction and overdoses are often the least likely to get treatment.

Morning Shift digs into why some Illinois residents who need help kicking opioids are not getting the help they need and what the state of our state’s finances have to do with it.

GUEST: Kristen Schorsch, healthcare reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business

LEARN MORE: The Opioid Treatment Gap (Crain’s)