Resources for Opioid Prescribers

Illinois State Requirements 
Illinois physicians are required to take three hours of Continuing Medical Education specifically on safe opioid prescribing practicesThe IAFP has online courses to meet this requirement!

Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
State law requires that all prescribers with controlled substance licenses must register for the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program . The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is an electronic tool that collects information on controlled substance prescriptions, reported on a daily basis by retail pharmacies dispensing in Illinois. If you are not already registered, please visit and register. If you have any problems registering, call the PMP for assistance at 217-524-1311 or email [email protected].  
IL-PMP registration and implementation information.

Have you checked out PMPNow?  Learn more online or from this PMPNow Brochure

Prescription Monitoring Program: How-To Videos

New Pilot Program enables a prescription for medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids.  Learn more

Increasing access to Naloxone is one of multiple harm reduction strategies IDHS is utilizing to support people experiencing the disease of addiction and addressing record numbers of fatalities. For more information on the program, and to enroll and receive Narcan, go to: IDHS/SUPR Drug Overdose Prevention Program (

IAFP Supports SB 1828 – Safe Needles and other Substance Abuse Harm Reduction
Jan. 27, 2020, Gov. Executive Order establishes Governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee

Fact & Figures
CDC National Center for Health Statistics

Provider Education
Online CME: The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians already has several 1-hour online courses on opioid safety that you can take today and more planned for the future!  Find them on the IAFP Education Online Library and earn CME credit (login required)

    • Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program 2020 Update & MAT Deserts
    • Sharing Challenges and Best Practices in Medication-Assisted Treatment for OUD (Course accreditation expires on 09.19.2021)
    • Harm prevention and Harm reduction in opioid safety
    • Opiate Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Burenorphine Case Presentations & Best practices

To complete these courses, please login to IAFP Education Online Library.   If this is your first time visiting our education website, you will need to register and create a (free!) account.  

AAFP Education toolkit. AAFP is part of an Opioid Response Network

Telligen QIN’s Speaking Out on Pain Management Podcasts

Dive into the world of chronic pain management and explore alternative treatments for chronic pain with the Speaking Out on Pain Management Podcast. Each episode offers a fresh perspective from doctors, nurses, counselors and everyday pain-sufferers on the front lines of treating and living with chronic pain. New episodes available on the second Wednesday of each month until December. Produced by Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network for Colorado, Illinois and Iowa. Telligen, a quality improvement organization Opioid Web Page

Resources for your practice

RALI- Illinois Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative - elevating solutions to the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with RALI-IL and how you can join them, too

Illinois Department of Public Health  video on how to give the Naloxone nasal spray
IDPH Illinois Opioid Action Plan

Illinois Opioid Hotline - Free and confidential help, 24/7

Order cards for your practice

 Click here to access downloadable images for your practice website


National Safety Council has free "Warn me" labels for insurance cards and "mail-back" envelopes for unused pain medication.  You can order limited quantities for your practice at no cost.

Fentanyl flyer from Live4Lali and Chicago Recovery Alliance

Postcards, Flyers, and Posters available online for download.


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Last Updated on Friday, September 24, 2021 03:21 PM