In 2020, there were 2,944 opioid overdose deaths in Illinois. This is a 33% increase from 2019 and the highest number of yearly fatalities that Illinois has on record. The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) aims to reduce the number of opioid overdoses through the expansion of community-based Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) services.
IDHS/SUPR manages the Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP), the state’s overdose prevention program, as authorized by the Substance Use Disorder Act (20 ILCS 301/). Organizations that are currently enrolled and new DOPP enrollees will be provided with access to directly order Narcan (naloxone nasal spray) at no cost to the organizations. For more information or to register visit Access Narcan.