The Governor’s new Opioid Prevention and Intervention Task Force has kicked off a statewide listening tour. The first meeting was held this past week in Chicago, and the group heard from those affected personally by the highly addictive drugs. First up was Amy McCormick, whose son Owen became addicted after an out-patient hand surgery.
Narcan is an antidote for opioid overdoses. Opioid related deaths are dramatically increasing in Illinois. The task force is working to reduce those numbers.