The DuPage Narcan Program (DNP) has a single Mission Objective: Save Lives.
The DNP increases the number of first responders and community members trained to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, and increases their access to naloxone (brand name Narcan). Since its inception in 2013, the DNP has recorded over 500 overdose reversals. The DNP is a collaborative effort among the DuPage County Coroner, Sheriff, State’s Attorney, Chiefs of Police, and Health Department.
- Increase the number of first responders trained to recognize, and respond to, an opioid overdose
- Provide first-responders improved access to naloxone
- Offer training and naloxone for those at-risk to an opioid overdose
- Deliver opioid overdose training and naloxone to members of the community
- Promote the use of RxBOX as a drug take-back program
- Increase awareness of the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (1-833-2FINDHELP) to seek treatment of substance use disorder
For more information about the development and importance of the DNP, visit the DNP Videos page.
The DuPage Narcan Program provides regular trainings for DuPage first responders and community residents. If you are interested in learning how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, you can view a list of upcoming training dates. If you have any questions about available trainings or would like to inquire about creating a community training, contact us.
DNP Overdose Reversal Statistics