Overdose Education and Naloxone Training
Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and saves lives. Throughout Central Illinois, the Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) grant provides the following opportunities at no cost:
- Opioid education
- Overdose prevention education
- Nasal Naloxone training and distribution
The DOPP grant was initiated in 2017, to date over 8,000 individuals have received education and nearly 10,000 individuals were trained and received a lifesaving Overdose rescue kits. This grant covers multiple counties including Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, LaSalle, Livingston, Knox, McDonough, Brown, Schuyler, Adams, Pike, Mason and Scott counties.
Education and training are available to individuals, family members, and organizations.
Contact Sue Tisdale, Community Educator for more details.
These services are funded in full or in part through a State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant (H79TI081699) to the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.