Keeping our Teens Drug and Alcohol Free

Adapting to a Post-Pandemic World

While this past year was challenging, CTAD’s response demonstrated resilience and adaptability. CTAD’s volunteers, Delta youth group, and community partners connected in unique ways with students who were adjusting to remote learning and many social changes. We strengthened our bonds with the community as we worked together to protect the growing minds and bodies of our youth. We are thankful to Township High School District 113, Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park and the Highland Park Community Foundation for their ongoing support of this mission.

2021 poses its own unique set of challenges for CTAD, parents and students. While we are excited to reunite with family and friends and to resume long-awaited in-person gatherings, these activities come with the re-emergence of social pressures and other risk factors. Just like some factors increase risk, there are other factors that help our youth make drug-free choices. This is a time for all of us to promote these protective factors, such as family communication, adopting healthy habits, and setting boundaries. Watch the video below to learn more.

Scott Coren
CTAD Co-President
City Manager, City of Highwood

Jim Boyle
CTAD Co-President
Trustee, Village of Bannockburn