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 Narcan (brand name naloxone). Since its inception in 2013, the DNP has recorded over 500 overdose reversals. The DNP is a collaborative effort of the:
Chiefs of Police
DuPage County Coroner
Deliver opioid overdose training and naloxone to members of the community
Increase awareness of the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (1-833-2FINDHELP) to seek treatment of substance use disorder
Increase the number of first responders trained to recognize, and respond to, an opioid overdose
Offer training and naloxone for those at-risk to an opioid overdose
Promote the use of RxBOX as a drug take-back program
Provide first-responders improved access to naloxone
Learn more about the DuPage Narcan Program (DNP). The site includes information about upcoming training, data on overdose reversals in DuPage County and DNP annual reports.
Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce
The HOPE Taskforce is a joint operation of the DuPage County Board and the DuPage County Board of Health. The Taskforce consists of members from many sectors in the community, specializing in mental health, law enforcement, adjudication, substance abuse treatment, prevention and education. The framework of the Taskforce includes: reducing access to drugs; reducing opioid misuse; increasing overdose response; prevention and education; and treatment and recovery.