Every day, far too many Americans are hurt by alcohol and drug use. From diminished achievement in our schools to greater risks in our roads and in our communities, to the heartache of lives cut tragically short, the consequences of substance abuse are profound. Yet, we also know that they are preventable. Preventing drug use before it begins—particularly among young people—is the most cost-effective way to reduce drug use and its consequences. The best approach to reducing the tremendous toll substance abuse exacts from individuals, families and communities is to prevent the damage before it occurs.


Alcohol’s Effects on Your Body

Alcohol’s impact on your body starts from the moment you take your first sip. See a full info-graphic on how the effects of alcohol play out on the entirety of your body.

Harms of Excessive Drinking

Considered a crisis situation in the United States, excessive drinking and binge drinking are problems that require serious attention. The detrimental effect it has on public safety is more than worthy of all the effort necessary to not only reduce it but eradicate it. More significant are the innocent lives that are impacted. This devastating impact ranges from financial cost, physical injuries and rehabilitation, and many times, fatalities.

Over-the-Counter-Medicine Safety

Available in English & Spanish

“Approximately 60,000 children end up in emergency departments because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking. Know the facts.”

Local and National Resources

Website: www.kankakeealanon.com
Phone: 815.939.4996
The Al-Anon Family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength,and hope in order to solve their common problems.
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Alcoholics Anonymous
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.aa-kankakee.org
Phone: 815.939.4996
Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope that they may help others to recover from alcoholism.
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Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.AuntMarthas.org
Phone: 815.937.0100
Counseling center provides comprehensive, community-based programs for children, youth, and families, encouraging them to become self-sufficient members of the community.
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Chestnut Health Systems

Location: Bloomington, IL
Website: www.chestnut.org
Phone: 309.827.6026
Offers outpatient and residential chemical dependency treatment for adults and adolescents; counseling and psychiatric services; services for the chronic mentally ill; workplace and behavioral health care management programs; credit counseling; early intervention; and prevention programming.
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Cornell Interventions
Location: Chicago, IL; Hinsdale, IL; Woodridge, IL
Website: www.cornellcompanies.com
Phone: 773.737.4600
Provides substance abuse treatment, counseling, case management, HIV testing/counseling, medical detoxification, 28-day residential substance abuse treatment, and services for adolescent males and females.
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Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center
Location: Kankakee, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: www.duanedeanbhc.org
Phone: 815.939.0125
Provides outpatient substance abuse treatment.
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Families Anonymous
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.familiesanonymous.org
Phone: 815.468.8263
A twelve-step, self-help, recovery, and fellowship of support groups for relatives and friends of those who have alcohol, drug, or behavioral problems. Meetings at the Wilmington Public Library are on Thursday nights, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Meetings are for loved ones of individuals who have behavior problems or abuse mind-altering substances.
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Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: www.depts.washington.edu/fadu
Phone: 206.543.7155
A research unit dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects.
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Gateway Foundation, Inc.
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.gatewayfoundation.org
Phone: 312.663.1130
A national leader in creating innovative substance abuse treatment programs for adults and adolescents.
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Girls & Boys Town USA
Website: www.girlsandboystown.org
Can access more than 50,000 agencies to help you, no matter where you are, if you are experiencing: suicidal thoughts, depression, school/parenting/relationship problems, run away, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, chemical dependency, anger.
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Hazelden Foundation
Location: Center City, MN
Website: www.hazelden.org
Phone: 651.213.4200
Hazelden is an international provider of treatment, recovery, research, and training, offering programs to families and communities affected by chemical dependency.
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Indian Oaks Academy
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.nexustreatment.org
Phone: 815.802.3700
Long-term residential treatment facility that specializes in the treatment of youth sex-offenders ranging in age from 8-19.
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Iroquois Mental Health Center
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.5241
Offers outpatient mental health services for children and adults; psychotherapy, counseling, psychiatric consultation; MI day program services, substance abuse counseling; including state-certified DUI services. Family, group, and individual services are offered.
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Join Together
Location: Boston, MA
Website: http://www.jointogether.org/home/
Phone: 617.437.1500
Supports community-based efforts to reduce, prevent, and treat substance abuse across the nation.
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Maryville Academy Scott Nolan Center

Location: Des Plaines, IL
Website: www.maryvilleacademy.org
Phone: 847.768.5430
The Scott Nolan MISA (Mental Illness and Substance Abuse) Program is designed for those who suffer from both mental illness and chemical dependency and are, consequently, particularly challenged in their recovery. The combination of these two kinds of illness is known as dual diagnosis, or co-occuring disorders.
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Minnesota Institute of Public Health
Location: Mounds View, MN
Website: www.miph.org
Phone: 763.427.5310
Applies public health research and programming services to communities to safeguard and protect the public health and well-being.
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Location: Irving, TX; Springfield, IL
Website: www.madd.org
Committed to stopping drunk driving, supporting victims of this violent crime, and preventing underage drinking.
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National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Website: www.health.org
The information service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Website: www.ncadd.org
Phone: 212.269.7797
Fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Location: Bethesda, MD
Website: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov
Supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
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National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (N.O.F.A.S.)
Location: Washington, DC
Website: www.nofas.org
Phone: 202.785.4585
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families affected.
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New Hope Counseling Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.933.7771
Outpatient substance abuse treatment services.
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Parent and Teachers Association
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.pta.org
Phone: 312.670.6782
Not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities.
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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Location: New York, NY
Website: www.drugfree.org
Phone: 212.922.1560
A partnership existing to help kids and teens reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information.
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Pledge for Life Partnership
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.i-kan.org
Phone: 815.936.4606
A coalition of committed individuals and organizations that mobilize public and private resources and initiatives to improve the quality of life for area residents. Specific efforts are made to promote responsible behavior and healthy lifestyle choices through life-long learning. Each April the Partnership promotes Alcohol Awareness Month. Initiatives include the Life Education Center Programs and the KAN-I HELP Information Network. The PfL Partnership is a co-sponsor of the Kankakee County Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
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Prairie Center Health Systems, Inc.
Location: Urbana, IL
Phone: 217.328.4500 ext. 116
A state-funded program designed to educate young adults age 15-25, their families, and communities to the dangers of club drugs and Methamphetamine.
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Presence St. Mary’s Occupational Health Clinic
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.presencehealth.org/presence-st-marys-hospital-kankakee
Phone: 815.937.8788
A comprehensive, streamlined approach to worker injury management.
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Riverside HealthCare
Location: Kankakee, IL; Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.riversidehealthcare.org
Phone: 815.933.1671
Provides full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, and community services.
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Riverside HealthCare Behavioral Services
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.riversidehealthcare.org
Phone: 815.935.7523 Crisis Helpline: 815.935.1600
Services provide treatment for a broad range of psychological and substance abuse disorders.
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Riverside Resolve Center
Location: Manteno, IL
Phone: 815.468.3241
Provides substance abuse treatment, prevention, education, speakers, and presentations to the public.
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Rosecrance Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Location: Rockford, IL
Website: www.rosecrance.org
Phone: 815.391.1000
A not-for-profit organization that provides a full continuum of addiction treatment services for children, youth, adults, and families.
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Specialized Assistance Services, NFP, Branden House
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: http://www.sasichgo.com/index.shtml
Phone: 815.468.6556
Adult residential drug abuse clinic serving persons 18 years and older, statewide.
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State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Location: Chicago, IL; Springfield, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/lcc/
Phone: 312.814.2206
State site with access to the proper liquor licensing applications, the Under 21 Program, Tobacco Program, and the BASSET Program.
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Stop Alcohol Abuse
Website: www.stopalcoholabuse.gov
StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.
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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Location: Marlborough, MA
Website: www.saddonline.com
Phone: 877.SADD.INC (877.723.3462)
A youth organization that promotes teen empowerment and uses peer influence to spread the message of positive decision-making.
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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration
Location: Rockville, MD
Website: www.samhsa.gov
Phone: 240.276.1310
Leading America’s substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services efforts.
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Sunspire Health Heartland
Location: Gilman, IL
Website: www.sunspirehealth.com
Phone: 815-865-3060 (for admissions); 815-707-2112 (for inquiries)
Sunspire Health Heartland is a treatment facility in Gilman, Illinois offering individualized, patient-centered care for adult men and women suffering with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Levels of care include: Detox, Residential, and PHP with boarding.

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The Pavilion Behavioral Health System
Location: Champaign , IL
Website: www.pavilionhospital.com
Phone: 217.373.1700
The Pavilion is a 46 bed private hospital in Champaign that offers comprehensive care to youth, adults, and their families including inpatient and partial hospitalization programs for the treatment of alcohol, drug, and psychiatric problems.
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