Illinois officials use hundreds of millions of dollars from a national opioid settlement with three major drug distributors and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to fund treatment and prevention programs across the state. The governor says counties and municipalities with the most urgent need will be prioritized.
Reset checks in with people who work on preventing overdoses and treating Opioid Use Disorder in Illinois for their reaction and analysis.
GUESTS: Lee Rusch, director of the West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force
Luther Syas, director of outreach for the West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force
Dave Jimenez, director of Community Outreach Intervention Projects at University of Illinois Chicago