Overdose Prevention Site Toolkit

Overdose prevention sites, sometimes called safe injection sites or supervised consumption facilities, are evidence-based health resource centers where people can obtain medical assistance, get connected to treatment, learn safer injection techniques, and be rescued by medical staff in case an overdose occurs. Medical staff do not assist in the injection process, but rather they are present as a resource and can assist in case of any medical emergency or overdose.

In Illinois, we're supporting HB110, the bill that would allow organizations to pilot an overdose prevention site. Find resources below so you can stand with us and advocate for OPS in your community!

OPS resources

FACT SHEETS AND REPORTS

  • What are Overdose Prevention Sites? | Download

  • What is HB110 (Illinois)? | Download

  • Overdose Prevention Sites and Chicago | Download

  • Overdose Prevention Sites Brief: Cook County Department of Public Health | View Report

VIDEOS

  • Sept. 2022 Community Meeting on Overdose Prevention Sites with OnPointNYC (West Side Heroin Opioid Task Force) | Video

  • Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) / The Law Enforcement Experience with Overdose Prevention Sites | Video

  • Rhode Island Mock Overdose Prevention Site Tour | Video

DATA

MEDIA 

  • Social Media Posts Download

  • NPR/WBEZ Chicago: What's The Evidence That Supervised Drug Injection Sites Save Lives? Read the Article

  • New York Times: Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Open in New York | Read the Article

  • Drug Policy Alliance: How should we talk about Overdose Prevention Sites? | Get the Facts

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

  • Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center 

  • ACLU of Illinois 

  • Adler University 

  • AIDS Foundation Chicago 

  • Almost Home Chicago 

  • Brightside Clinic 

  • Center for Housing & Health 

  • Center for Wellness Counseling

  • Chicago Drug Users’ Union

  • Chicago Recovery Alliance 

  • Chicago Urban League 

  • Christ Community Mennonite Church

  • Clergy for a New Drug Policy

  • Community Outreach Intervention Projects (COIP)

  • Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) 

  • Drug Policy Reform Coalition

  • Drug Users Health Collective of Chicago (DUHCC) 

  • Duney’s Defense 

  • Family Guidance Centers 

  • Great Lakes NIDA Clinical Trials Network

  • Healthcare Alternative Systems (HAS)

  • Health & Medicine Policy Research Group 

  • Heartland Alliance 

  • Hope for Healing 

  • Illinois Harm Reduction & Recovery Coalition 

  • Illinois Medical &Nursing Associations

  • Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine

  • Jolt Foundation 

  • Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) 

  • Lawndale Christian Health Center

  • Lighthouse Recovery

  • Live4Lali 

  • Love Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC 

  • Love LeB 

  • Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

  • Men & Women in Prison Ministry

  • Pharmacy and Addiction Medicine Society

  • The Porchlight Collective, SAP

  • Prevention Partnership, Inc.

  • Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago 

  • Point to Point Kane County

  • Rush University College of Nursing  

  • A Safe Haven Foundation

  • Sana Healing Collective

  • Shelter, Inc 

  • Sisters in Sobriety Transformed Anointed & Healed (SISTAH) 

  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy

  • TASC

  • Thresholds 

  • West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force