Every day in Illinois, too many lives are lost to drug overdoses, but there's one powerful tool that might just save you or a loved one from becoming another tragic statistic.

After losing many friends at such a young age to drug overdoses, I see how necessary it is to have Narcan easily accessible this day in age.

In Illinois alone, nearly 4,000 drug-related overdoses happened in 2022.  In the United States, 106,000 people died from drug-involved overdoses.  Very, very sad. [newschannel20]


It shouldn't be normal to hear about an overdose pretty much everyday, but the reality is... it happens and thankfully there's a medicine that can reverse an opioid overdose before it's too late.

Narcan, also known as Naloxone, is a drug that can quickly restore normal breathing to a person within 2-3 minutes if their breathing has slowed/stopped because of an opioid overdose.

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Where To Find Free Narcan Vending Machines in Rockford

There are two Narcan vending machines as of right now in Rockford.  One is located at the Criminal Justice Center, 650 W. State St. and the other is at the Rockford Crime Stoppers building, 420 W. State St.

Opioid Overdose Treatment Narcan Available In Vending Machine In Wheaton, Illinois
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It's simple, you just find your zip code on the machine, press the number displayed next to the zip code, and the medication will drop for you.

Read More: Surgeon General Advises More Americans Should Carry OD Antidote 

Having Narcan on-hand could be potentially lifesaving, you never know the next time you'll have to save a life.

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