Feds To Spend $100 Million To Treat Painkiller AddictionU.S. Health and Human Services Regional Director Kathleen Falk said the money will go primarily to health care facilities which will be able to hire 800 more substance abuse professionals, and treat an additional 124,000 people.
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Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son's DeathThe family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
Heroin Deaths Have Doubled In Suburbs Since 2007A new report says heroin deaths in Lake and Will Counties have doubled over the last six years.