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Northwest Suburban CARA

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

“Allow, train and provide resources to first responders

and members of other key community sectors

to administer Narcan; also establish processes,

protocols, mechanisms for referral to appropriate

treatment and recovery communities.”


Lead Organization:

Village of Elk Grove Police Department


Kenneth Young Center

Target Police Departments:

Elk Grove, Arlington Hts, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Des Plaines, Palatine, Prospect Hts., Mt Prospect, and

Hoffman Estates

Targeted Communities: Northwest Suburbs of Chicago


  • Conduct 20 community education events on naloxone carrying and administration protocol in the service area.

  • Train two village’s first responders on naloxone

  • Create and maintain a community resource guide

  • Distribute 24,000 Naloxone Kits

  • Conduct community overdose prevention education in 100% of the targeted villages

  • Certify five organizations as Naloxone Trainer of Trainers

  • Train 300 unduplicated individuals annually


1. Make Naloxone available

2. Train on Naloxone administration and Good Samaritan Law

3. Train and provide resources on safety around licit / illicit drugs

4. Establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referrals to treatment and recovery

5. Work with a community advisory council/coalition

For more information about our recovery support services or to receive naloxone training and naloxone, please reach out to our recovery support services staff at

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Need Naloxone?

To schedule an appointment for Naloxone training

please fill out the form to the right or contact

the Recovery Support Team at

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These services are funded in full or in part through a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant (T1081699) to the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (NHS/SAMHSA).


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