New drug treatment clinic opens in Macoupin County IL

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(KTVI) - The heroin and opioid problem is so bad nationwide, small communities are finding they need new services to help addicts.  Tuesday, a new treatment center opened in Macoupin County Illinois for outpatient treatment of those living with addiction.

Opioid addiction is an epidemic that affects people from all walks of life, from cities, to rural areas, and counties like Macoupin County.

The new Maple Street clinic in Gillespie hopes it can make a difference, offering an alternative to in-patient treatment centers.

The clinic's out-patient program uses a combination of medication and therapy.

Officials believe this program could become a model for future clinics across the country.

The Macoupin County Maple Street Clinic is located at 109 East Maple Street in Gillespie.

If you or someone you know needs help with battling addiction, call them at 217-839-1526.