The DuPage Narcan Program provides regular trainings for first responders and community members. Community trainings provide an overview of the opioid epidemic in DuPage County, how to recognize and respond to an overdose, how to use the lifesaving antidote Narcan, and education on community resources.
Individuals who are at risk of witnessing an overdose can request to pick up a Narcan kit from the DuPage County Health Department in Wheaton, IL. Community members can also email DNP@dupagehealth.org to request to pick up a Narcan kit. DuPage Narcan Program staff will provide these individuals with virtual training on how to respond to an opioid overdose. Other options for getting Narcan include contacting a local social service agency, including Path to Recovery Foundation (PATH) or Louie Theodore Miceli (LTM) Foundation.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and response, existing DNP program sites can schedule Narcan resupplies on Tuesdays or Thursdays beginning 3/24/2020. Once a Resupply Request is submitted, DNP staff will contact you to schedule an appointment for Narcan pick up and to provide you with contact information for curbside pick-up from the Health Department.
If you would like to be notified of the next community training, sign up for our contact list.
Upcoming community trainings include:
- June 2nd in Villa Park. Register here. For more information, view the training flyer.
- Location: Villa Park Public Library (Ohrman Room), 305 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181.
- Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Responder Trainings
If you are a first responder and would like to be notified when there is an upcoming training opportunity, please contact us to be added to our list.
Live4Lali Mobile Outreach
Note: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Live4Lali is pausing in-person support until further notice.
Another great resource for help is Live4Lali’s Mobile Outreach Project. Outreach workers travel in a vehicle with supplies to help individuals with opioid use disorders and their families in need of assistance. Medication disposal kits, Narcan, treatment navigation services, and toiletries are just a few of the offerings provided by this traveling program. To learn more, read about the program on this brochure or flyer.