Overdose Response

In 2016, opioid overdoses killed 1,946 people in Illinois, an 82% increase compared to 2013 (Illinois Department of Public Health, 2018). In 2017, there were 95 deaths from opioid overdose in DuPage County.

Death from opioid overdose can be prevented if the individual receives basic life support and timely administration of Naloxone, an antidote which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.