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Prescription drug abuse becoming bigger issue

ILLINOIS -- Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem in Central Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem in Central Illinois. Getting money to help abusers fight the habit is getting harder.

Drug prevention experts say, over the last five years, funding for treatment prevention has dropped about 40%. Sending addicts to jail is getting more expensive than treatment and prevention.

Experts also say detox centers in the area have closed because of budget cuts. There are currently two drug task forces spear-headed by state lawmakers to tackle the war on drugs.
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