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Schools and Religious Organizations
Our local schools and many religious organizations have trained staff to help with behavioral health needs, and they already know your child. In high school, talk to your child’s counselor or school resource officer. In middle school or elementary school, ask for the principal. At your place of worship, talk to your pastor, rabbi, or youth leader.
Secure and anonymous help from a trained counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, directly from your phone. Use the “Lake County Help” app or text 224HELP at 844-823-5323. All text messages are secure and anonymous so teens can communicate on their own or through a friend without fear. Visit CommunityTheAntiDrug.org/help for more information.
Drug Information and Tips for Parents
🗨 Community — The Anti-Drug Coalition
Drug Free America
Michael Jordan Michael Filler Foundation
National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
🗨 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Counseling and Educational Support
🗨 Family Service of Lake County (Highland Park)
🗨 Our Center (Highwood)
🗨 OMNI Youth Services (Buffalo Grove)
Support for People in Recovery and their Families
🗨 Al-Anon & Ala-Teen (for families)
Families Anonymous (for families)
JCFS Chicago Addiction Services (for recovering Jews and their families)
Nar-Anon (for families)
SMART Recovery (Self-management and recovery training)
Prescription Drug Deposit Box Locations
Throw away unused medications and eliminate the temptation for young people to experience or misuse these medications. Nearby deposit box locations include Deerfield and Highland Park and Walgreens Police Stations at 780 Waukegan Rd in Deerfield. Visit DrugFreeLakeCounty.org for a complete list and map of locations in Lake County.
Inpatient and outpatient consumption and addiction support is available for adolescents. The Illinois Helpline can help you connect with the service you need.
🗨 Illinois Help Line
A Way Out (opioids only, contact Deerfield Police Department)
Gateway Foundation (locations in Lake County)
Icas Nicasa (location in Highland Park)
C Rosecrance (Northbrook location)
SunCloud Health (Northbrook location)
Contact your pediatrician and insurance provider before making an appointment.
🗨 Advocate Condell Medical Center
Northwestern Medicine – Lake Forest Hospital
Amita Health – Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
🗨 NorthShore University Health System – Highland Park Hospital
🗨 NorthShore University Health System – Glenbrook Hospital
🗨 Lake County Department of Health and Community Health Center
Ur Lurie Children’s Hospital – Substance Use and Prevention Program
* The information in this guide is not intended as a substitute for seeking help or advice from a mental health, substance abuse, medical or legal professional. You should consult and seek the advice of the appropriate professional regarding your own welfare or the welfare of another person. The information and graphics are for educational purposes only and should not be considered complete.