Volume XI, Issue XXVIII - April 2018

From: Danielle L. Kirby, Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse


The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (IDHS/DASA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are inviting all treatment providers and recovery homes to enroll in the Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) and participate in a training webinar regarding the opioid crisis and the DOPP.

Enrolling in the DOPP will provide your agency guidelines, training resources and access to the Illinois Statewide Naloxone Standing Order, if necessary. Enrolling as a registered Naloxone program involves submitting form IL444-2051, located at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=27896. During enrollment, the program will identify the Program's Official Designee as the primary contact for the Program. Once enrolled, agencies may train staff, clients, family members and others to administer Naloxone when necessary to save lives.

Staff members at your agencies, clients, family and friends can be taught to recognize an overdose and be trained in administering Naloxone during an overdose emergency. This webinar is intended for persons interested in developing or participating in a current Drug Overdose Prevention Program and will provide information and training regarding:

  • The opioid epidemic;
  • Relevant state legislation pertaining to prevention programs;
  • The DOPP and how to enroll;
  • How to identify and respond to an overdose;
  • How to use Naloxone;
  • How to use the Illinois Statewide Naloxone Standing Order; and
  • How to help people access treatment for an opioid use disorder.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Register at: Webinar Registration

Questions: Contact Rosie Gianforte at DHS.DOPP.coordinator@illinois.gov or by telephone at: 312-814-2136.