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 Carolina Rojas-Becerra at [email protected] or Mimi Tsang at [email protected].
PARENT’S GUIDE TO FENTANYLThere is a significant risk for today’s generation because of fentanyl. It is a deadly hidden threat. Fentanyl-laced drugs are extremely dangerous, and the average person is unaware their drugs are laced with fentanyl. Parents, guardians, educators, and anyone responsible for children must rely on drug prevention education to safeguard children and teens from this growing threat.
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.
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.
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.
Provides the information and tools needed to keep yourself and the ones you love safe from an accidental opioid overdose or opioid use disorder
Provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol, drug, and cannabis policy issues in the United States at both state and federal levels
Offers information on addiction treatment facilities available to those in Illinois
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
Find a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Chicago
Provides a database of addiction and substance abuse detox centers in the state of Illinois.
The only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services (serve people using opioids and other substances, with or without insurance) in Illinois.
What's legal and what's not around possessing, using, growing, and selling cannabis.
Provides information on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction.
Provides information on why treatment for substance use is important for those going through an addiction
Help families prevent and treat addiction and support recovery for their children and loved ones
Offers valuable, research-based information and interactive tools to learn about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health