Illinois has been particularly impacted by the opioid epidemic currently happening globally. For this reason, SUPR is firmly committed to addressing this issue through prevention, education, and treatment. Below you will find links to our resources and current efforts. Check back often, as we are adding additional materials and programs frequently. If you need help, call 1-833-2FINDHELP.

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1. On September 6, 2017, Illinois released its State Opioid Action Plan (SOAP), (pdf) along with Executive Order (EO) 2017-05, establishing the Governor's Opioid Prevention and Intervention Task Force (Task Force). The SOAP forms the strategic framework for addressing the opioid epidemic in Illinois, setting a statewide goal of reducing opioid-related deaths by one-third in three years and formulating a set of evidence-based strategies to achieve this goal. The SOAP focuses on efforts falling into three pillars:

* Prevention: preventing people from using opioids

* Treatment and Recovery: providing evidence-based treatment and recovery services to Illinois citizens with opioid use disorder (OUD)

* Response: avoiding death after overdose

The EO directed the Task Force to collaborate with the Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory Council (Advisory Council), the statewide opioid stakeholder group, to formulate a detailed implementation plan with specific activities and metrics for the execution of the strategies set forth in the SOAP.

2. Illinois Response to the Opioid Epidemic (pdf) The opioid crisis has manifested itself in the form of multiple public health problems. An analysis of the nature and extent of these problems provides evidence of the seriousness of the opioid crisis in Illinois, the widespread prevalence of these problems across our state, and the existence of populations and local areas with the most critical gaps in services.

3. Opioid STR/SOR- IDHS/SUPR has received Federal grant funding to address the opioid crisis in Illinois . Find Information on the prevention, treatment, and recovery support programs and services we are implementing with Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) funds.

4. Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP)- For information about the life saving drug naloxone, and how to access it. 

5. Medication Assisted Treatment Overview - Learn about the current treatment that is considered best practice as well as resources for professionals and family/friends.

6. Opioid Advisory Council- An interdepartmental council to prevent and reduce opioid misuse and overdoses and gain an understanding of the existing efforts and initiatives occurring statewide to address the opioid crisis, identify gaps, promote evidence-based strategies and policies designed to combat this public health and safety crisis, and to support the development of a comprehensive strategic plan.

7. Smart Alerts- Check here often for news about our expanding efforts to combat the opioid epidemic as well as funding opportunities for providers.

8. Brochures and Reports 

  1. Reconocimient o y respuesta a una sobredosis de opiáceos (pdf)
  1. Datos Que Usted Debe Saber OPIÁCEOS (pdf)
  1. Como Obtener la Ayuda Correcta (pdf)

9. Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances