What To Do If Someone
Call 911 immediately for emergency responder support. Lay the person on their side and try to keep them awake until responders arrive. If you have it, use naloxone (Narcan).
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Illinois Helpline for Opioids
and Other Substances
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, get free and confidential help here: helplineil.org
What To Do If You Suspect
Someone You Know Is
Addicted To Opioids
Warning signs for addiction include mood swings, unexplained changes in behavior or priorities, or sudden changes in social behaviors, among others.
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Where To Find Information
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that eases withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. Treatment is an important part of the recovery process, and there are multiple options available. Recovery IS possible, help your loved ones find the support they need today.
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What To Do With
Holding onto leftover pills dramatically increases the likelihood that you or a loved one will misuse pills, and can accidentally provide access to others.
Learn how to safely dispose of leftover pills here
Follow these tips to dispose of pills in your home
More Illinois Information
for Prevention and
The Illinois Department of Human Services Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS SUPR) is working to reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic on the state of Illinois. For additional resources and local information, please visit the IDHS SUPR’s resource page.