Gov. Quinn is proposing drastic cuts in human services in his state of Illinois. Both prevention and treatment services for drug and alcohol abuse are on the chopping block.
News comes today that all prevention services aimed at youth to prevent the use of alcohol and drugs could be eliminated. One Illinois newspaper quotes the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association CEO, “we are looking at 32,000 youth that may not receive prevention services, which increases the risk that use will occur."