Kane County Health Department
Tools and Resources for Opioid Overdose Prevention
Sharing your story will not only benefit you, but also those who read it. Share the positive, transformative experiences you’ve had in your journey to recovery, or experiences with someone recovering, and provide hope for others.

Be Supportive

#1 Get educated. You can’t help fight an enemy you don’t understand. Learn about addiction — the signs, the treatments, the relapse triggers — and talk to your loved ones about drugs and alcohol from an early age.

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This is a space where families, friends, or those recovering can share their story to help other people who feel hopeless and alone in their struggles. It could be the catalyst another person needs to finally get help.

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Your path to recovery is unique. Treatments may consist of any combination of resources at different points in time. There are systems that are embedded in a broader community and the support provided by various parts of that community also play an important role.

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Support Communities

Resources for Recovery: Alcoholics Anonymous - Fellowship whose stated purpose is to enable its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety."; Cocaine Anonymous - Twelve-step program for people who seek recovery from drug addiction.

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