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Families in our home state of Illinois are very close to the hearts of Intervention Helpline certified professional interventionists. We have been providing drug and alcohol interventions in Illinois for years, and have helped numerous Illinois families address substance abuse, addiction, and mental health issues.

At Intervention Helpline, we focus on family when we help our clients with intervention and addiction help. With every addiction case, family is a pivotal point where the substance abuse and addiction lives. Not because the family caused the substance abuse problems or did anything wrong, per se; but because an individual’s choice to continue or to quit using drugs and alcohol hinges on family.

The family can be the deciding factor on whether or not a loved one agrees to start the hard work of recovering from addiction. Addiction recovery begins with the family, and our help to families begins with assessment and family interventions.

With the combined experience and expertise of our certified Illinois professional interventionists, we help families to find drug rehabs and addiction treatment programs in Illinois or across the country to suit the unique needs of the individual. It is so very important that families find an addiction treatment program that fits the needs of their loved one.

We can’t tell you how many families have lost the lives of their loved ones because the addiction treatment program chosen DID NOT meet the needs of the addict. Choosing a rehab program for someone you care for should not be done at random; you need the guidance of someone who is familiar with the industry, treatment practices, and has vetted the treatment program.

As a part of our addiction case management and intervention services, Intervention Helpline’s certified interventionists will present to the family the options for addiction treatment in Illinois or preferred locations. We only suggest rehab programs that we have personally vetted, that we believe will best suit your loved one’s recovery needs, and will offer the best chance at addiction recovery success that lasts a lifetime.

We cannot stress this enough… let our certified, licensed, and expert interventionists help you to choose an addiction treatment plan for a loved one.

We do not want to see anyone lose their struggle with addiction due to not receiving the care they need.

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Facts & Stats

Facts & Resources About Addiction Intervention in Illinois

Substance abuse and addiction in Illinois have long been problems for the state, though the demographics of substance abuse have changed in recent years. Particularly, crack and crack cocaine used to be the biggest drug problem in Illinois. In recent years, crack and cocaine usage rates have dropped significantly, while opioid and heroin usage has significantly increased.

Meth and stimulants abuse too is a problem in Illinois, especially in rural areas. Based off meth lab seizure incidents, meth usage and addiction in Illinois peaked in 2004, before seeing dramatic drops through 2008. After 2008, methamphetamine and meth lab seizures have steadily been growing again.

The biggest problem with substance abuse issues in Illinois currently, is due to the opioid crisis. Opioid, prescription painkiller, and heroin use is at an all-time high in the state, as of 2017.

Illinois Opioid Overdose Death Statistics 2017

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health |

Illinois Opioid Addiction and Overdose Statistics

The Midwest of the United States has been hit particularly hard in the opioid epidemic that has left no state untouched. Illinois has seen prescription drug abuse, opioid addiction, heroin use, opioid overdose, and synthetic opioid overdoses increase every year for at least the past decade. What is most troubling about the Illinois opioid statistics is the fact that prevention and treatment efforts have not slowed down the increases in addiction and deaths.

    • In 2016 there were 1,946 opioid-related overdose deaths in the state of Illinois.
      Illinois Opioid Overdose Death Statistics by Age 2017
    • Opioid-related overdoses in Illinois have increased 82% from 2013 to 2016.
    • A disproportionate amount of opioid overdoses are blamed on synthetic opioids like fentanyl and its analogues. Rising tenfold from 87 in 2013 to almost 900 in 2016.
    • Though Cook County (Chicago) has seen the largest amount of opioid-related overdoses, suburban and rural communities have seen the highest increase in overdoses (per capita).
    • Madison County was the hardest hit by opioid overdose deaths in 2015, with 25.9 overdose deaths per 100,000 residents.
    • In 2018 Winnebago County saw the most overdose deaths, with 28.9 deaths per 100,000 residents.
    • The biggest year over year increase in opioid related overdose deaths occurred in Kendell County, with a 218.8% increase from 5.7 deaths per 100,000 in 2015 to 18.17 deaths per 100,000 in 2016
    • Fatal opioid overdoses were highest among the 25-44 age group from 2013-2016, with the age group of 45-64 being the next hardest hit.
    • Males in Illinois are much more likely to suffer a fatal opioid overdose than females, with 2.6 med dying of an opioid overdose for every female overdose death.
    • In 2016, 1007 cases of overdose were blamed on heroin, while 121 deaths were from methadone, 154 from hydrocodone, 104 from morphine, and 879 from synthetic opioids.
    • 2016 overdose deaths from synthetic opioids include 606 deaths from fentanyl, 1 death from 3-Methyl Fentanyl, 219 deaths from 4-ANPP, 35 deaths from Acetyl Fentanyl, 6 deaths from acrylfentanyl, and 3 deaths from the extremely dangerous synthetic used for elephant sedation: carfentanil.
    • In 2016, emergency room visits for opioid overdoses increased 77% over 2015 visits, with the majority of those visits blamed on heroin, rather than opioid analgesics like OxyContin and prescription painkillers.
    • Use of naloxone in Illinois increased 250% from 1,697 uses in 2013 to 4,169 uses in 2016.
    • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in newborns (NAS) increased 53% from 2011 to 2016. This increase in babies born to opioid addicted mothers represents 2.7 cases of NAS per 1,000 births in the State of Illinois.

Substance Abuse Statistics among Illinois Adolescents and Teens

The opioid crisis has taught us that prevention is the first vanguard in protecting Illinoisans from substance abuse and addiction issues, and prevention starts with adolescents and teens – educating them on the dangers of substance abuse, drugs and alcohol. This being said, the rate of substance abuse among adolescents and teens is an indicator of how future addiction rates will look.

  • Alcohol Use in Illinois High School Students – The percentage of Illinois high school students that admit to drinking alcohol for the first time, before the age of 13, is lower than the National average. 16% of Illinois Students versus 17% average of students in other states.
  • Illinois Teen and High School Student Binge Drinking Rates – 16% of Illinois students admit to binge drinking (5 or more drinks in the span of several hours) at least once in the past year. This is compared to the National average of 18%
  • Drinking and Driving among Illinois High School Students – 8% of Illinois high school students admit to drinking in driving. This is the same rate as the National average, yet the rate among female students in Illinois is higher than the national average (7% versus 6%).
  • Opioid abuse in Illinois Adolescents and Teens – 4% of adolescents, age 12-17, in Illinois reported abusing prescription opioids at least once in the past year. This is lower than the National average of 5%. However, with the increased dangers of opioid addiction in recent years, this shows that at least 5% of teens are at risk of developing opioid addiction in Illinois.
State Statistics

Illinois Alcohol Abuse Statistics

The Midwest is often referred to as the “Binge Drinking Belt” because of the high rates of binge drinking, alcohol abuse, alcohol use disorders, and alcoholism. Illinois is the center of the binge drinking belt, and with an average rate of 17.8% of the population admitting to heavy drinking, is also the center for developing severe alcohol use disorders.

  • Binge Drinking Rates in Chicago, Illinois – average at 17.1% (2002-2010).
  • Heavy Drinking Rates in Chicago, Illinois – average at 6% (2002-2010).
  • Casual Drinking Rates in Chicago, Illinois (at least 1 drink per month) –2%.
  • Underage Drinking in Illinois – cost the state 2.8 billion dollars in 2013. $222.9 million in medical costs, $622.8 million in lost labor, and $1.98 billion in pain and suffering costs.
  • Traffic Fatalities in Illinois due to Underage Drinking – 26 traffic fatalities, and 1,215 nonfatal traffic injuries were attributed to underage drinking in 2012.
  • Illinois has some of the highest rates of Binge Drinking in the United States – Over 18%, shared by the states of Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and Washington D.C.
  • Alcohol Related Traffic Fatalities – 31% of all fatal crashes in 2013 were alcohol related.
  • In 2014, 50% of fatal accidents on New Year’s day were alcohol related, 42.9% of fatal accidents on Christmas Day were alcohol related, and 25% of memorial day vehicle fatalities were related to alcohol.
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