Opioid Epidemic/Mental Health Facilities
McHenry County has seen a steady increase of opioid addiction and overdoses. Funds need to be allocated toward increased drug/alcohol addiction education, counseling, and inpatient and outpatient programs to combat this disease. Due to reduced or eliminated state funding, most mental health facilities have closed, leaving people homeless and self medicating. By funding preventive programs for residents who have been afflicted with addiction or mental health diseases, McHenry County can reduce the current costly reactionary solutions.