Community Support After Opioid Overdose
An individual who survives from an overdose is still at risk of suffering from another opioid overdose if appropriate help and support is not provided. The DuPage Narcan Program is expanding its efforts by implementing a Naloxone Plus framework with interested police and fire departments. Naloxone Plus models engage people with follow-up after an opioid overdose reversal, including providing Naloxone for the individual and their household, linkage to treatment, and other resources. If your agency is interested in implementing a Naloxone Plus program, contact us.
Training Event Resources
In order to increase knowledge of opioid misuse and models such as Naloxone Plus, the DuPage County Health Department hosted a training event on September 11, 2018. View presentation resources from the event:
- Addressing Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Role of Prevention (PDF): Dave Closson, Training and TA Specialist, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
- Elements of the Naloxone Plus Framework (PDF): A one page list with a quick overview of the Naloxone Plus framework
- Police-led Referrals to Treatment For Substance Use Disorders in Rural Illinois: An Examination of the Safe Passage Initiative: This document provides an overview and process evaluation of the Safe Passage Initiative, in which individuals get help from police in accessing substance use disorder treatment without fear of arrest. The Safe Passage program operates in Illinois counties of Lee and Whiteside.
- Pre-Arrest Diversion: Pathways to Community (PPTX): A one page visual diagram of the role of law enforcement in implementing pathways for the community to be connected to treatment and/or social services.
- Solutions to Our Nation’s Opioid Crisis: The Naloxone Plus Pre-Arrest Diversion Framework (PPTX): Jac Charlier, National Director for Justice Initiatives, Center for Health and Justice at TASC
Connect for Life
The Naperville Police Department’s Connect for Life program facilitates a connection to treatment for anyone who seeks help with substance use. Anyone who enters the police department and requests help is screened and connected to treatment as quickly as possible.