Youth Prevention Education
Youth Prevention Education is an in-classroom/virtual based strategy to increase prevention-related drug knowledge and resistance skills among youth. In District 112, we use an evidence-based curriculum, Too Good for Drugs, from The Mendez Foundation.
Prescription Drug Dropbox
The Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI) works to address the rapidly increasing opiate problem in Lake County. Learn more about the LCOI programs and where to safely drop off unused prescription medication.
Youth Advisory Council
The YAC is a student wellness group committed to promoting and advocating for their peers to make healthy lifestyle choices. YAC students plan and implement a variety of initiatives throughout the school year that focus on underage drinking and substance use prevention.
National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week (NPW) is a week in May that promotes prevention to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day. The YAC helps plan & implements activities for NPW.
The Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) is the survey tool we use to measure a variety of health topics (substance use, mental health, nutrition, etc.) so we are able to evaluate our efforts and address areas of concern.
Community The Anti-Drug (CTAD)
CTAD is a youth drug prevention coalition serving Highland Park, Highwood, Bannockburn, Deerfield, and Riverwoods. Parents, schools and community organizations work together to help youth feel protected, confident and empowered to make drug-free choices.
Take Advantage of Online Resources
Thanks to the Internet, you can directly access countless resources that offer guidance and support to prevent your child from underage drinking.
Rather than blindly navigating these tricky waters, look to what experts in this area have to say. Look into free resources provided by reputable agencies and organizations to support parents when it comes to substance use prevention:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol - Parents | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (nih.gov)
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