2020 RED Report: Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) is to provide a recovery oriented system of care along the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support where individuals with SUD, those in recovery and those at risk are valued and treated with dignity and where stigma, accompanying attitudes, discrimination, and other barriers to recovery are eliminated.


The Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery is charged with designing, and coordinating a comprehensive and coordinated community-based and culturally and gender-appropriate array of services throughout the state for the prevention, harm reduction, intervention, treatment and rehabilitation of alcohol and other related disorders. This system addresses the needs of at-risk individuals and/or individuals with Substance Use Disorder and their families.

As the single state authority for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Illinois, SUPR is primarily responsible for providing prevention, harm reduction, intervention and treatment services related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to Illinois residents. Such services are supported through a combination of state and federal funds. The treatment delivery system is designed to provide screening, assessment, customer-treatment matching, referral, intervention, treatment and continuing care services for people with SUDs. These services are provided by numerous community-based SUD treatment organizations contracted by SUPR according to the needs of various communities and populations.

Data Collection Processes

Data collection across SUPR programs varies significantly. The largest SUPR program uses a State of Illinois proprietary software system to collect data. Because this system is used by providers to submit claims for payment, and because race and ethnicity are two of the required fields, the data collected is estimated to be 99% accurate.

Data for the remaining SUPR programs is largely collected and maintained by external vendors, and is specific to each program. There is currently no method to organize, centralize, or standardize data for these vendors. SUPR is working to centralize data collected from these programs into one enterprise data warehouse system, but as with the other program Divisions, are challenged with limited technical resources. With the necessary resources in place, SUPR should have the capacity to provide complete data by SFY23.

There are a limited number of programs that do not require 100% data collection. For example, people accessing substance use disorder resources through the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances may elect not to provide any demographic data, including racial and ethnic information. This also occurs with the Substance Use Prevention program.

SUPR SFY 2020 Demographic Data (see Appendix)

  • Total Number of Programs - 10
  • Total Number of Participants - 51,791
  • Number of Participants whose Race and Ethnic Demographics are being Reported - 51,791