The Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) 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/SUPR 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, 2018 (end of fiscal year 2018), the Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) program had 29 enrolled programs, 3,215 trained sites, and 27,134 trained individuals.

FY18 DOPP Progress Report (pdf)

2018 Summary Chart