Prevention and Education

Positive Activities

DuPage Children’s Museum offers volunteer opportunities for teens.

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.

Naperville Park District has a large selection of activities and sports for all members of the family.  See their Program Guides for details:   2017 Autumn Program Guide

Naperville Public Library offers a variety of programs and volunteer opportunities at each of their 3 locations. Click these links for details:  Program Guide and Events for Teens (6-12th grade)

Operation Snowball– 360 Youth Services, along with Districts 203 and 204 and community partners, offers a youth leadership development and substance abuse prevention program that provides a safe and respectful environment for high school students to learn and grow.

YMCA offers programs at 2 Naperville Locations Fry Family YMCA on 95th Street and Kroehler Family YMCA in downtown Naperville.  Click on one of these locations for more infomation about programs.

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

National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

Get Smart About Drugs

Heroin DuPage/Education and Resources Regarding Heroin

Marijuana Facts for Teens–

National Institute on Drug Abuse– facts about a variety of drugs

Partnership at features a toolkit for families to learn more about Synthetic Drugs

The Cool Spot– Info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure

The Truth about Tobacco at tobaccofree. org

How to Report a Concern

District 203 Tipline to report a legitimate and genuine concern about the safety of a District 203 student.

Tip204 to anonymously report concerns about the safety of a District 204 student.

Crime Stoppers is a program separate from the emergency telephone number 911 system and allows a member of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity, without fear of reprisal, apathy or reluctance to get involved. It thereby allows the person to provide crime solving assistance without being directly involved  being directly involved in the investigation process.  


Aurora Police Department: (630)256-5000

Lisle Police Department (630)271-4200 School Resource Officers

Naperville Police Department: (630) 420-6666, School Resource Officers


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

How can I find additional information about treatment related to heroin? Heroin DuPage/Education and Resources Regarding Heroin

Local Resources

Free drug assessments are available at all local drug treament locations.

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, Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Assessments

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, Behavioral Health Services

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)

Nick’s Network of Hope-Awareness, resources and education about life issues and challenges with an emphasis on suicide prevention

Aurora Police Department: (630)256-5000

Lisle Police Department (630)271-4200 School Resource Officers

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.


National Association for Children of Alcoholics – Just 4 Teens 

Positive Choices, Positive Voices at 360 Youth Services –for high school teens who have a loved one dealing with addiction meets Mondays, 7-8:30pm, 1305 Oswego Road Naperville, IL  Free, no registration required, just show up!


Support for Recovery

Check with your school social worker/counselor or treatment provider for information about youth friendly meetings in your area.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Partnership at