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

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.

Resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to underage drinking and binge drinking among college students.

Provides information on mental illness, including substance abuse. Connects students with ways they can take action and combat the stigma.

Provides information about the consequences of drug use.

For Parents

A free digital underage drinking prevention program for kids ages 9-13 (grades 4-7) and their parents with the goal to reduce underage drinking through communicating with kids about alcohol and the developing brain. 

Encourages parents to sign a pledge that they will be a parent, not a peer. They focus on creating a network of parents that have agreed not to serve alcohol to their children.

Teaches students about good decision making skills by bringing law enforcement officers to classrooms and homes

Focuses on ending drunk driving and preventing underage drinking.

Provides information on how drugs affect the brains and body.

Helps adults teach children information about the dangers of substance abuse in devastating communities.

For Anyone

Commonly Abused Drugs & Medications

Offers information on addiction treatment facilities available to those in Illinois

Offers information on implications of alcohol addiction and how to seek treatment/recovery options

Provides resources for people seeking to get help for alcohol addiction.

Offers virtual support groups and addiction meetings as well as resources to finding free rehab centers and alcohol & drug addiction hotlines.

Offers tools, tips, and support that can help you or your loved one end your addiction to smoking, vaping, and the use of tobacco 

Connects and equips community members who are interested in combating drug use in their own neighborhoods.

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 impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being

Provides information on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction.

Help families prevent and treat addiction and support recovery for their children and loved ones

Focuses on building community capacity to prevent substance abuse by providing training and raising public awareness.

Info-graph about the detrimental effects of excessive and binge drinking on public safety

Offers valuable, research-based information and interactive tools to learn about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health

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.

Provides information on Illinois' Social Host Law, which imposes a penalty on parents who host alcoholic parties with minors.