The DuPage Narcan Program (DNP) 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.
Narcan Pick-up and Shipping
To maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, community trainings have been postponed.
Individuals who are at risk of witnessing an overdose can request to pick up a Narcan kit from the DuPage County Health Department at its locations in Wheaton, Lombard, Addison, and Westmont.
Individuals can also request to have the Narcan kit mailed to them.
DuPage Narcan Program staff will provide these individuals with virtual training on how to respond to an opioid overdose.
Community members can email DNP@dupagehealth.org for any questions. Other options for getting Narcan include contacting a local social service agency, including Path to Recovery Foundation (PATH), Louie Theodore Miceli (LTM) Foundation, or the Live4Lali’s Mobile Outreach Project.
Narcan Resupplies for Existing Partners
Existing DNP program sites can schedule Narcan resupplies on Tuesdays or Thursdays beginning March 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.
To understand the signs of an opioid overdose, and how to respond using the lifesaving Narcan, view one of the virtual trainings on the Recognizing and Responding to Opioid Overdose page.
If you would like to be notified of the next community training, sign up for our contact list.
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.