ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - Drug addition and mental health treatment were the focus of attention in the Quad Cities Monday morning as the Illinois Lt. Governor toured the Robert Young Center.
Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti toured the center's telehealth services and learned about the center's role in the Safe Passage Opiate Addiction program as a treatment center partner.
The Safe Passage program in Lee county, Illinois helps heroin and opiate addicts ask for help, without fear of criminal charges or arrest.
"Well I learned a lot from today's tour at the Robert Young Center. As I said before to all of you before is doing God's work, you know, addiction there is a stigma attached to that and in this center, they are working towards getting rid of that stigma so that people can get appropriate treatment," said Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti
She also toured the center's Crisis Stabilization unit at Trinity Rock Island's emergency department. It provides 24-hour crisis support.