Community Resource Guide
Visit our Community Resource Guide for resources related to after-school opportunities, community-based health, community safety, domestic violence/sexual assault, human services, LGBTQ, mental health, and volunteer opportunities for teens.
Youth Connections Magazine
Youth Connections is a family focused magazine that delves into important topics for parents. Each issues highlights wonderful people, happenings, and organizations in our community.
Substance Use Prevention, Education and Treatment Resources
Safe Disposal of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
Safe disposal of unused prescription drugs helps keep our children safe. Drop boxes are available at the Naperville Police Station, all Naperville Fire Stations and the Walgreen's on 87th street. For details see Naperville Prescription Drug Drop-Off Locations.
Green Initiatives- Rx Box Program offers DuPage County residents a list of locations and hours
Lisle Police Department has an RxBox located just inside the lobby, located at 5040 Lincoln Ave
Drug Information and Warning Signs
DuPage County Coalition Against Heroin provides education and resources regarding heroin
Effects of Marijuana a video presented by Gateway Foundation
How do I know if my child is using?- The Partnership at DrugFree.org provides information on warning signs, behavior changes and tips on how to take action.
Keeping Youth Drug-Free offers advice on keeping children substance free. Review statistics about adolescent substance use, and learn tips on good communication.
Lessening the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Local Youth– information to help proactively plan as a community to safeguard local youth as medical marijuana becomes available in Illinois.
Marijuana Talk Kit- what you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana
National Institute on Drug Abuse provides information and statistics on a variety of topics.
Symptoms and Signs of Addiction from the Illinois Department of Human Services
Synthetic Drugs toolkit from the Partnership at Drugfree.org
Teens & Weed: Still a Big Deal a parent’s guide to talk with a teenager about marijuana from Rosecrance
Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Parent Tools from the Gateway Foundation
Tobacco Facts from the DuPage County Health Department
Tobacco Facts and Stats from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Intervention and Treatment
Naperville/Aurora Area Crisis Text Line- to find support through texting- text “REACH” to 741741
Connect for Life initiative facilitated by the Naperville Police Department
Directory of Substance Abuse Providers in Illinois- DuPage County starts on page 109; Will County starts on page 209
Illinois Helpline for opioids and other substances provides a confidential outlet for individuals experiencing opioid use disorders, their families and anyone affected by the disease 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-833-2FINDHELP
Recovery and Support
Parent Café at Rosecrance a free parent support group; Tuesdays from 6:45-8:15 PM at the Rosecrance Naperville Office
Project Connect is a program designed to provide support and linkage for individuals who have received life-saving Narcan