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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

AbovetheInfluence is a program of the non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The goal of the program is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. Their belief is the more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - This site provides parent strategies and tips for raising healthy, drug-free children.

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's mission is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs - Illinois Specific

Illinois Association for Behavioral Health advocates sound public policy that will create healthier families and safer communities.

Community Development

SAMHSA's Mayor's Resource Guide on Behavioral Health Issues equips mayors and other local public health officials with strategies and resources to use in their role in shaping community responses that promote mental health and substance abuse recovery and ensure that needed treatments and services are available.

Education

Center for Prevention Research and Development offers research, technical assistance and expertise in the areas of school improvement, health and human service reform and prevention science. 

Family Education offers practical guidance, grade-specific information and family activities to help parents positively influence their children’s education and overall development. 

Illinois State Board of Education covers broad education issues, No Child Left Behind, and many other state programs. 

National Center on Education and the Economy advocates for standards-based reform of school design, school leadership, and workforce development.

Families

Illinois Fatherhood Initiative works to connect children and fathers by helping men to be better fathers and father figures.

Illinois PTA provides information on children’s programs and career-oriented education and links to legislative updates and local PTA sites.

National Fatherhood Initiative works to improve the well-being of children by increasing the involvement, commitment and responsibility of fathers in children’s lives.

National PTA Parent Involvement offers advice on helping children succeed and general tips on parenting.

Government Resources

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is a component of the Executive Office of the President which works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) promotes and implements prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in America’s communities.

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) is the state's lead agency for addressing the profound personal, social and economic consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse.

Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances The Illinois Department of Human Services supports and offers treatment services for substance use disorders through an extensive treatment provider network throughout the State of Illinois. Click to locate a provider or treatment facility as well as for more information and resources.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) provides traffic safety information on airbags, alcohol/DUI, child safety and seat belts.

Illinois Secretary of State Office offers access to driver/vehicle services, organ donation information, and the Illinois State Library. Online ATOD information includes the .08 law, digitized drivers’ licenses to prevent identification misuse, zero-tolerance law and "Straight ID."

Illinois Office of the Governor includes a newsroom, FOIA information/contacts, request links, and a fair tax calculator. 

Illinois General Assembly details current legislation, session schedules, and Illinois statutes and laws.

Illinois.gov includes information about Illinois state government, tourism, and trade.

The Addiction Recovery Management Services Unit (ARMSU) of the Illinois Department of Corrections provides extensive training, clinical supervision, and education to IDOC, vendor, and other local and state agency staff.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency provides consolidated fact sheets, collection options, useful partner links and other information on the disposal of medications.

 

Health

Illinois Department of Public Health offers a catalog of publications, fact sheets, news releases, public health statistics and information on how to obtain public records.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promoting health through partnerships.

The Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA) is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization representing the interests of community behavioral healthcare agencies in the state of Illinois.