The Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's (IDHS/DASA) goal is to impact the opioid epidemic by reducing the number of opioid overdoses through the training of first responders and the expansion of the use of the overdose reversal medication Naloxone. IDHS/DASA provides 1) training for "Enrolled Programs" that then train multiple sites within their communities to administer Naloxone and 2) assistance with the access of Naloxone, including actual distribution of the medication, but also training regarding additional paths to access Naloxone. Naloxone has been successfully prescribed and distributed to many heroin and opioid dependent users, their family and friends, and first responders including law enforcement, non-profit agencies, hospitals, treatment facilities, and public health departments in Illinois and throughout the United States. As of June 30, 2016 (end of fiscal year 2016), the Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) program had 13 enrolled programs, 127 trained sites, and 8,888 trained individuals. Through the use of federal grant awards, IDHS/DASA expects to  increase the number of enrolled programs and trained sites by 50% to 20 enrolled programs and 190 trained sites. In addition, IDHS/DASA expects to increase the number of trained first responders to 13,3332 individuals trained.

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