About Us


The mission of the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) is to provide a recovery-oriented system of care along the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support where individuals with SUD, those in recovery, and those at risk are valued and treated with dignity and where stigma, accompanying attitudes, discrimination, and other barriers to recovery are eliminated. IDHS/SUPR is firmly committed to addressing the opioid epidemic through prevention, education, harm reduction (response), and treatment. Learn more about SUPR activities in response to the overdose crisis on the SUPR Opioid Resources page.

About the Illinois Attorney General’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis

The toll of illegal drug use affects individuals, families, and whole communities. The Illinois Attorney General works to ensure public health, and to promote safer communities by taking legal action to stop the surge of illegal drugs, advocating for laws and programs to address the issue, and prosecuting criminal activity. The opioid crisis has manifested itself in the form of multiple public health problems. Opioid overdoses have resulted in thousands of emergency room visits, hospital stays, and immeasurable pain suffered by families and entire communities.

The Attorney General’s office has taken on the drug manufacturers, marketers, and distributors to prevent prescription opioid drugs from being used illegally and harmfully. The office has negotiated settlements to hold accountable companies whose deceptive practices increased opioid prescriptions at the expense of public health, and to obtain resources that will be distributed equitably throughout the state to help fund services needed to mitigate the ongoing crisis.

The Regional Care Coordination Agency

In April 2023, the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) Office of Opioid Settlement Administration (OOSA) awarded Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) a grant to serve as the Regional Care Coordination Agency (RCCA).

The RCCA, directed by the Statewide Opioid Settlement Administrator, will establish sub-awards with organizations that provide (a) intervention, treatment, and harm reduction services for Illinoisans with substance use disorders (SUDs) and (b) core abatement strategies to prevent opioid overdoses and improve social drivers of health throughout the state. Organizations receiving sub-awards will prioritize care to support people most impacted by the opioid crisis, including those who continue to face service inequities when seeking help across our state. The RCCA will assist in equitably implementing essential state resources.