People who use opioids are already in Oak Park. They are our neighbors, family members, and friends. Common prescription opioids include: hydrocodone (Vicodin®), oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), oxymorphone (Opana®), morphine (Kadian®, Avinza®), and codeine. Any opioid use puts individuals at risk of accidental overdose and developing opioid use disorder. It’s important to elevate the conversation around opioids, increase access to naloxone, and train more people how to use it to protect our loved ones and neighbors.
This project would not create the need to come to Oak Park for the sole purpose of accessing naloxone because free naloxone is already available in Oak Park and in many of our surrounding communities through programs like The Chicago Recovery Alliance, Live4Lali, and The West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force.
Additional locations to find free naloxone in the region and state:
Find Narcan Near You! (arcgis.com)
Opioid Data Dashboard (illinois.gov)