Smart Alert Volume XIII Issue XX- Executive Order regarding Opioid Crisis
“Building on the state’s commitment to address the opioid crisis, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-02 on January 27, 2020 to better address racial disparities in responding to the opioid crisis by establishing the Governor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee. Illinois is also dedicating $4.1 million state dollars to expand recovery and prevention services for individuals with opioid use disorder in all corners of the state.”
Executive Order on Opioid Abuse
This newly developed interactive visualization allows you to look at trends in alcohol, tobacco, e-cig, marijuana and other drug use behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, sources and preferences.
Also, statistical data (not the raw data) can be downloaded to Excel, Powerpoint or other formats for your own use – note the share button on the lower right of the page.
Youth Substance in Illinois: 2008-2018. Interactive Trend data for 248 variables
New research from NIAAA shows that:
“Looking at data from death certificates from 1999 to 2017, researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism determined that the number of alcohol-related deaths increased 50.9% from 16.9 to 25.5 per 100,000. Specifically, they counted 35,914 deaths in 1999 and 72,558 by 2017. That’s a loss of nearly 1 million Americans in that time period. In 2017 alone, 2.6% of about 2.8 million deaths in the US were alcohol related.”
As of last December, the federal government has raised the purchase age of tobacco to 21 across the country. See the following from our friends at the American Lung Association, long an advocate for Tobacco 21!