Student Resources

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)

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

Marijuana Facts for Teens–

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.


Intervention and Treatment

I'm concerned about someone who is using

Talk to a parent, teacher, counselor, coach or other trusted adult.

Naperville/Aurora Area Crisis Text Line- to find support through texting- text “REACH” to 741741

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


Local Resources

Naperville/Aurora Area Crisis Text Line- to find support through texting- text “REACH” to 741741

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

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


National Association for Children of Alcoholics – Just 4 Teens 

The Partnership at