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].

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


Provides the information and tools needed to keep yourself and the ones you love safe from an accidental opioid overdose or opioid use disorder

Commonly Abused Drugs & Medications

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 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

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 impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being

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

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

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

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