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Drug Abuse Statistics in Illinois

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 27, 2019 Updated: January 13, 2021 Over 2,200 people died of opioid overdoses in Illinois in 2017. The state’s rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 residents is almost 20% higher than the national opioid overdose death rate. Each year, over 5,000 people in Illinois lose their…