The Southside Opioid Epidemic

In loving memory of TEECH 2021 Alumni who we lost in the struggle


George A. | James D. | James Mc. | Warren H.


Many individuals are not privy to information about the opioid epidemic and overdoses on the south side of Chicago. However, we struggle daily with obtaining services, supplies, and support in many Southside communities. Therefore, everyone must be given information to utilize their voices to ensure the Southside of Chicago is equipped with the necessary tools to assist the communities with this deadly epidemic.


The Nation is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. More than 130 people a day die from opioid-related drug overdoses. Prevention and access to treatment for opioid addiction and overdose reversal drugs are critical to fighting this epidemic.


Contact TEECH Foundation for overdose prevention training and/or Narcan

(312) 539-5263 or (224) 406-3798

svdbygraceandmercy@sbcglobal.net


 

Some communities are unaware that the Far Southside of Chicago is gravely affected by the Opioid Epidemic and overdose. However, there were increases on the South Side, and opioid-related overdoses have also impacted all 77 community areas. The data show that fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, was involved in 82% of overdose deaths this year, representing an increase of 56% in fentanyl-involved overdoses.


www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/healthy_living/news/2020/august/c




South Side Opioid-Related Mapping Overview

Hot locations for Southside 2021 (cityofchicago.org)

95th St CTA terminal in Roseland

Ashland corridor in West Englewood

Area around 63rd & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Woodlawn

Area bounded by 31st on the north to 47th on the south, Michigan on the west to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. on the east, in Douglas & Grand Boulevard

71st & Jeffery to 77th & S Exchange in South Shore

79th & Cottage Grove to 82nd & Cottage Grove in Chatham


Roseland Opioid-Related Overdose EMS Responses, January – March 2022

Roseland opioid-related overdose EMS responses = 94 (4% of city)

• 95th St CTA Terminal

• Area near 111th & Wentworth (Roseland Hospital)


Chatham Opioid-Related Overdose EMS Responses, January – March 2022

Chatham opioid-related overdose EMS responses = 55 (2% of city)

79th & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive

80th & Dobson, southwest-ward to 82nd & Cottage Grove


Englewood & West Englewood Opioid-Related Overdose EMS Responses, January – March 2022

Englewood & West Englewood opioid-related overdose EMS responses = 149 (6% of city)

Ashland corridor, especially Ashland & 59th , Ashland & 63rd (Green line stop), Ashland & 71st


Chatham Opioid-Related Overdose EMS Responses, January – March 2022

Chatham opioid-related overdose EMS responses = 55 (2% of city)

79th & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive

80th & Dobson, southwest-ward to 82nd & Cottage Grove


South Shore Opioid-Related Overdose EMS Responses, January – March 2022

South Shore opioid-related overdose EMS responses = 76 (3% of city)

Area around 71st & Jeffery, southeast to 78th St corridor


Douglas & Grand Boulevard Opioid-Related Overdose EMS Responses, January March 2022

Douglas & Grand Boulevard opioid related overdose EMS responses = 57 (2% of city)

Area bounded by 31st on the north to 47th on the south, Michigan on the west to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on the eastside.


We might not think that it is happening in our neighborhood, but every hour of the day someone is using or overdosing from and opiate.

Opioid-related overdose EMS responses by location type & time, Chicago, Jan–Feb 2022


Contact TEECH Foundation for overdose prevention training and/or Narcan

(312) 539-5263 or (224) 406-3798

svdbygraceandmercy@sbcglobal.net

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