Keeping our Teens Drug and Alcohol Free


When you are struggling with anything… 

When you are worried about a friend…

Talk to a school counselor, a parent or a trusted adult. When that’s not possible,

Text “224HELP” to 844-823-LEAD (844-823-5323)

How It Works:

Residents of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Highland Park, Highwood & Riverwoods who text the code “224HELP” to 844-823-LEAD (844-823-5323) receive a response from a professional counselor provided by LEAD

The response team are local counselors who know our community. They are licensed/certified mental health professionals from The Child, Adolescent, and Family Recovery Center in Lake Bluff. 

More about Text-a-Tip:

Text-a-Tip is available for any kind of concern. For yourself or a friend.
While it is intended for teens, adults can also use the service to report concerns.

Calls are routed through a cloaking server so texters remain anonymous.
Teens have the freedom to reach out for help without fear. 

In the case of a life-threatening condition, emergency responders will be notified and be given as much information as is available to help the person in need. 

Lake County Help Text-A-Tip App

Lake County Help is an app intended for residents of Lake County, Illinois. The app includes access to Text-a-Tip along with other drug prevention resources. Residents of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Highland Park, Highwood and Riverwoods are encouraged to select the button for the Deerfield/Highland Park area.