Project OPEN is a group of medical, brain health, public health, education, social service, individuals from the recovery community, court and law enforcement organizations and various non-profits in Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties who have come together to help build a network to prevent opioid addiction (through awareness, education, and training), increase access to treatment options, and make our communities recovery-friendly.

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death nationwide for those under the age of 50.

In 2016, over 1,900 people died from an overdose, which is almost twice the number of fatalities from car accidents.

This Project OPEN is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,200,000. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.