The West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force Resources

Main Resources

Community Engagement Project/Overdose Prevention Sites

The Chicago Recovery Alliance offers training on several key topics on a rotating basis. Trainings are currently open to the public and free of charge.

A nationwide advocate and ally for people who use drugs.

To mobilize clergy nationally on behalf of an agenda that ends the War on Drugs by allocating resources to education, treatment, and public safety.

Our mission is to save lives by providing a range of overdose prevention services.

The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.

Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

Opioid Information from the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Resources on How to Recognize an Overdose:

Presentation of needed interventions during the opioid crisis. Presented on November 16, 2020.

A vision to end the global overdose crisis. See West Side Task Force details on page 9.

Reaching youth at risk for substance use and misuse, early intervention resources and practices