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Fighting the opioid crisis: New developments

9/29/2022

MAR NOW

MAR NOW connects callers to immediate treatment for opioid use disorder, including telephonic prescription and home induction on buprenorphine or same-day clinic appointments for methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone. MAR NOW can also connect patients to withdrawal management and residential treatment. MAR NOW is accessible through the 24/7 Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (833-234-6343). Callers asking for opioid treatment between 6am-10pm seven days/week will be immediately connected to a provider. After hours, callers will leave a message and receive a call back the next day.

National Opioid Settlement Fund

Illinois is estimated to receive approximately $760 million over 18 years. Funds are anticipated to support authorized opioid remediation core strategies including:

  • Naloxone and other FDA-approved drug to reverse opioid overdoses.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment/Medication Assisted Recovery.
  • Services for pregnant and post-partum people with opioid use disorder.
  • Services for neonatal-abstinence syndrome.
  • Bridge services (warm hand-off) and recovery-oriented services.
  • Treatment of incarcerated people.
  • Prevention programs.
  • Harm reduction and syringe service programs.

Executive Order 2022-19: ORDER REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS RECEIVED FROM ILLINOIS’ OPIOID LITIGATION AND CREATING THE ILLINOIS OPIOID REMEDIATION ADVISORY BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF OPIOID SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATION