DuPage Narcan Program/Opioid Initiatives

DuPage Narcan Program

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 1400 overdose reversals. 

Learn more about the DNP. The site includes information about requesting Narcan, upcoming training, data on overdose reversals in DuPage County, and DNP annual reports.

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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, criminal justice, substance abuse treatment, prevention and education. The framework of the Taskforce includes: reducing access to drugs; reducing opioid and other substance use; increasing overdose response; prevention and education; and treatment and recovery.

Learn more about the HOPE Taskforce and its goals.

Last Updated: 5/12/2023