Education and Awareness Campaign
To “shatter the myths” surrounding drugs and alcohol, the McKinley Park Underage Drinking and Other Substances Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS) participates in various public health grassroots awareness campaigns.
Below are outreach and information materials available for the public to learn more about various facts and myths related to substance use and abuse. If you would like copies or would like more information, please contact Lina Xie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you did not find what you were looking for, we have compiled a list of other useful resources
For High School & College Age
Empowers young people to recognize and face the influence around us, including the pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.
Teaches students about good decision making skills by bringing law enforcement officers to classrooms and homes
Helps adults teach children information about the dangers of substance abuse in devastating communities.
Offers virtual support groups and addiction meetings as well as resources to finding free rehab centers and alcohol & drug addiction hotlines.
Find a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Chicago
Detox Local provides a database of addiction and substance abuse detox centers in the state of Illinois.
What's Legal and What's Not There is a lot to know about the new law around possessing, using, growing, and selling cannabis. Find out how to stay within the law.
Provides information on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction.
Info-graph about the detrimental effects of excessive and binge drinking on public safety
For public health experts, the crisis is likely to impact policy and treatment strategies for years to come. With the prompt from Murthy shaping the discourse, public health officials must seek effective means of treatment and prevention that harness the data we have available, while still navigating cultural conceptions — and misconceptions — about substance abuse.