At its May 23rd meeting, members of the Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County were trained in the administration of naloxone, an opioid agonist used to interrupt an opioid overdose and prevent death. Dr. Kathleen Burke of the Will County Office of Substance Use Initiatives demonstrated the use of the intranasal product brand-named Narcan.
People addicted to opioids live and work among us, and so now there are 18 people better prepared to assist in the event of an overdose.
Anyone who makes a “save” using naloxone is asked to report that event to the state so communities can get a better picture of opioid abuse in our communities. Please fill out the Naloxone Reporting Form and email to DHS.DOPP.Coordinator@illinois.gov