CHICAGO, IL - Illinois is taking proactive steps to combat the opioid crisis through its "Narcan for Everyone" initiative. The program aims to make Narcan, a medication that reverses opioid overdoses, easily accessible to the public. Individuals can obtain free doses of Narcan and receive training on how to administer it at various locations across Chicago.
Key pick-up locations include any Chicago Public Library branch, Lurie Children’s Hospital (1440 N. Dayton), Life Changing Community Outreach (5900 W. North Ave.), and Heartland Alliance (1015 W. Lawrence). The training and medication are provided free of charge, making it convenient for residents to equip themselves with this lifesaving tool.
The initiative is not limited to individuals; various organizations such as educational facilities, nonprofits, and local businesses can also receive free doses of Narcan through the Access Narcan program, an initiative by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
For those interested in participating, it's recommended to call ahead to ensure availability of Narcan at your chosen location.