Prevention and Education
- Positive Activities
KidsMatter offers a Volunteer Fair every fall and a Job Fair every spring for students 6th-12th grade. Find out about ways you can volunteer with local nonprofit agencies or find a summer job.
- Local Laws/Ordinances Regarding Curfew, Underage Use and Hosting Liabilities
- Drug Information and Warning Signs
Above the Influence Drug Facts will give you the knowledge to make your own decisions.
DuPage County Health Department- Tobacco facts and education
Marijuana Facts for Teens– drugabuse.gov
National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
The Cool Spot– Info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure
The Truth about Tobacco at tobaccofree. org
You’ve heard the fiction, now hear the facts. http://justthinktwice.com//
Intervention and Treatment
- I'm concerned about someone who is using
Talk to a parent, teacher, counselor, coach or other trusted adult.
Addiction Resources provides information to better educate families about substance abuse and motivate the ones who may be suffering to seek the support they need. On-line assessment tools as well as links to resources.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics – Just 4 Teens
The Partnership at DrugFree.org
- Local Resources
Free assessments are available at local alcohol and other drug treatment programs.
Contact School Social Worker, Counselor or Nurse
Drug Addiction Recovery offered by Linden Oaks for 11-18 year olds who are experimenting with alcohol or other drugs, and their parents, to explore attitudes and behaviors related to substance abuse.
Structured Early Intervention and Alternative to Suspension at Breaking Free in Aurora, for students and their parents.
Teen Substance Abuse Services offered by Rosecrance for students and their families.
Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital: (847)882-1600 list of services
Breaking Free, Inc: (630) 897-1003, Adolescent Counseling Services
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare: (331)221-4400 Behavioral Health Services
Gateway Foundation: (630) 966-7400
Linden Oaks at Edward: (630) 305-5500
Presence Health: (630) 859-2222
Rosecrance Health Network: (630) 849-4295
Illinois Department of Human Services Directory of Substance Abuse Providers by Illinois County and City (DuPage County starts on page 109; Will County starts on page 209)
Aurora Police Department: (630)256-5000
Lisle Police Department: (630)271-4200
Naperville Police Department: (630) 420-6666, School Resource Officers
- Where can teens get support?
It is important for all members of a family to stay healthy when a loved one is dealing with substance abuse. We encourage you to take advantage of counseling and support groups.
Above the Influence. It’s a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in—that’s negative influence.
- Support for Recovery