Get Trained On Naloxone

Naloxone is safe, effective, and easy to use by anyone who is witness or bystander to an overdose. Training only takes a few minutes, and you will be ready to save a life. Scroll down to learn more about how you can get trained on naloxone by Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) or other agencies.

Naloxone Training Videos

Naloxone is a medication that will safely and quickly reverse an opioid-involved overdose. Naloxone is safe for people without medical training to administer, including non-traditional first responders like staff at community-based organizations and loved ones of people who are using opioids.

This training video will review how naloxone works; how to administer naloxone; and other steps to take to ensure someone experiencing an opioid-involved overdose is safely revived.

Fentanyl Test Strip Training Video

Fentanyl test strips (FTS) are lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay test strips designed to quickly and cheaply test urine for the presence of fentanyl. Harm reduction advocates established that FTS can also be used to test liquid samples for the presence of fentanyl, allowing pre-consumption testing of drug samples to check if fentanyl is present or not.

Please watch CCDPH’s Fentanyl test trip training video to learn how to use this important and potentially life-saving tool:

If you are a community-based organization serving suburban Cook County, please click below to request fentanyl test strips from CCDPH for your organization:

Request Fentanyl Test Strips

Other organizations in Cook County that can provide fentanyl test strips upon request include:


Delivery services available

The Chicago Recovery Alliance (CRA)

CRA has Harvey, Cicero and Chicago mobile van outreach sites as well as delivery services.

The Chicago Department of Public Health

Contact [email protected] to place an order, pick-up at the downtown office at 333 S State St, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.