Saving Lives and Ending the Stigma of Substance Use

People with substance use disorders deserve judgment-free support. Our goal is to create a more supportive nation!

Acknowledging the Problem

Drug overdose continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. To decrease fatal drug overdose, we have to address drug use as a health topic, reduce harm and demonstrate compassion for those with substance use disorders.

Wake the Nation exists to spread the message that people with substance use disorders matter. By acting together, we can reduce fatal drug overdoses!

How We Help


We make every effort to educate our neighbors on the growing drug use epidemic and the dangers of overdose.


We promote harm reduction through naloxone training and teaching other overdose prevention techniques


We embrace people with substance use disorders and their loved ones with opportunities for comfort and care.

Join the Movement

Together we can stop the stigma associated with substance use and help those who need it. Here are three ways you can get involved:

  1. Engage in the conversation about substance abuse disorders. After all, drug use thrives in silence. By raising our voices, we can diminish the stigma!
  2. Get trained in harm reduction. Wake the Nation can help by providing naloxone training and safe consumption supplies.
  3. Honor those we’ve lost. Our Holiday Memorial provides the opportunity to honor loved ones lost to overdose, drug and alcohol poisoning and substance use-related complications while raising awareness at the same time.

Reach Out for Support

If you or someone you love uses substances harmfully in suburban Cook or DuPage County, IL, we’re here for you. We are also passionate about partnering in our mission with other organizations.

Call us today at 708-785-0291 or email to discuss how we can help you.