Resources

Prevention and Education

Safe Disposal of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medications

Safe disposal of unused prescription drugs helps keep our children safe.  Drop boxes are available at the Naperville Police Station and all Naperville Fire Stations. For details see Naperville Prescription Drug Box Program

Lisle Police Department, 5040 Lincoln Ave (Route 53), open 24 hours (RxBox in lobby)

DuPage County Health Department, Green Initiatives – Rx Box Program locations

Will County Partners for Pharmaceutical take-back

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Prescription Drugs Fact Sheet

 

Local Laws/Ordinances Regarding Curfew, Underage Use and Hosting Liabilities
Drug Information and Warning Signs

DuPage County Health Department- Tobacco facts and education

Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Drug Treatment provides a guidebook which features common drugs, dangers and warning signs of use http://recovergateway.org/resources/parents/parent-toolkit

Heroin DuPage/Education and Resources Regarding Heroin

Illinois Department of Human Services Symptoms and Signs of Addiction

Get Smart About Drugs

Keeping Youth Drug-Free     This resource guide for parents offers advice on keeping children substance free. Review statistics about adolescent substance use, and learn tips on good communication. The guide also features substance facts and case studies for additional insight.

Marijuana: Lessening the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Local Youth– information to help proactively plan as a community to safeguard local youth as medical marijuana becomes available in Illinois

Marijuana: Drug-Free Action Alliance, Marijuana research articles

Marijuana Facts for Teens– drugabuse.gov

Marijuana: Gateway presents the Effects of Marijuana (video)

Marijuana:  Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’  Talk Kit– What you need to know to talk with your  teen about marijuana

Marijuana: Rosecrance presents Teens & Weed: Still a Big Deal. A parent’s guide to talk with a teenager about marijuana

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs chart

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

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

The Truth about Tobacco at tobaccofree. org

Parent Information, Newsletters and Video

Glenbard Parent Series– programs to inspire and educate parents, and community members to face the challenges of working with and parenting young people today.  Programs are held  at the four Glenbard high schools, area middle schools, and the College of DuPage.  The public is welcome.

Keeping Youth Drug-Free     This resource guide for parents offers advice on keeping children substance free. Review statistics about adolescent substance use, and learn tips on good communication. The guide also features substance facts and case studies for additional insight.

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

Speak Now, Here’s How– One of the best ways to help kids avoid issues with alcohol and drugs is to talk with them.  Get some helpful information on starting and continuing these important conversations with your kids…

Parents Use Your Power Newsletters provide basic prevention information on a variety of topics.

Lessening the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Local Youth information to help proactively plan as a community to safeguard local youth as medical marijuana becomes available in Illinois

Talking to Your Teen About Important Topics
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 think or know my child is using

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.

The Partnership at DrugFree.org http://www.drugfree.org/

Prepare to Take Action

How do I know if my child is using?  (Teen usage rates are national average)

How do I find a treatment program that’s right for my child?

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

Connect for Life  The Naperville Police Department seeks to reduce the impact of addiction in Naperville by facilitating an immediate connection to treatment for those seeking help for their addiction.

 

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, Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Assessments

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare: (331)221-4400 Behavioral Health Services

Gateway Foundation: (630) 966-7400, http://recovergateway.org

Linden Oaks at Edward: (630) 305-5500, http://www.edward.org/lindenoaks

Presence Health: (630) 859-2222, Behavioral Health Services

Rosecrance Health Network: (630) 849-4295, http://www.rosecrance.org/substance-abuse/adolescent-services/

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 families 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.

Al-Anon

Alateen

Parent Café at Rosecrance Naperville office, 2135 CityGate Lane, Suite 300, Naperville, Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15pm, free, just show up, 815-387-5615 rosecrance.org

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!

Project Connect– A program designed to provide support and linkage for individuals who have received life-saving Narcan

 

Recovery

Support for Recovery

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

Al-Anon

Alateen

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Partnership at DrugFree.org http://www.drugfree.org/recover