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Opioid Overdose Reversal and Prevention


Narcan, a brand of Naloxone, is a prefilled, needle-free device used to reverse the effect of an opioid overdose. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and can bind to opioid receptors to reverse and block the effects of opioids. Learn more here.

Intervention and Support

BASICS is provided to any student on an individual basis, and sometimes BASICS is mandated for students who have violated the alcohol and/or drug policies of the Code of Student Responsibility. BASICS is also offered to students who may benefit from learning more about their use/misuse. BASICS is an effective, holistic, and evidence-based intervention for helping students reduce risky behaviors and typically involves two one-hour individual sessions. In the sessions, students will learn helpful information related to safety around alcohol and other drugs in the body, drug interaction risks, and harm reduction strategies. While BASICS was originally created to focus on alcohol, HPW offers BASICS in a holistic way to address any and all substance use.

Get Help

If you are a student struggling with opioid use, know you have support and resources. For immediate assistance, call public safety (Lincoln Park: 773-325-7777; Loop: 312-362-8400) or 911. For non-emergency support, contact The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness (hpw@depaul.edu), Dean of Students (773-325-7290), or University Counseling Services (Lincoln Park: 773-325-7779; Loop: 312-362-6923).

If you are an employee struggling with opioid use, you can reach out to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at any time.


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Quick Contacts

  • DePaul Public Safety (Available 24/7)
    LPC: 7730.325.7777
    Loop: 312.362.8400
  • Chicago Police
    For Emergencies - Call 911
  • AOD Contact
    Office of Health Promotion & Wellness
    Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 302
    2250 N Sheffield Ave.
    773.325.7129 hpw@depaul.edu
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Action Helpline
  • Dean of Students
    Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 307
    2250 N. Sheffield Ave.