Facts and Stats

November 21, 2017
Teens who say they're vaping "just flavoring" are unaware they contain other harmful substances

Vaping & Juuling

Vaping was the #1 most searched word on Google in 2015. What does it mean and what harm does it pose to our kids? Lake County […]
June 15, 2017
Teens together at sunset

Turn Up the Conversation Heat

June/July are Peak Times for Teen Drinking & Drug Use Summertime presents our teens with a lot of unplanned free time and unexpected social pressures. Teens may turn to […]
February 15, 2017

Communication is Key

Results of the Illinois Youth Survey show that most Deerfield High School and Highland Park High School students — 70% — choose to be alcohol free. […]
January 4, 2017

What’s the Big Deal about Marijuana? And How Your Teen Can Be Your Greatest Resource

With many states passing medical marijuana laws, and in some cases laws for recreational use of marijuana, it’s sometimes hard to convey that marijuana use can […]
January 2, 2017

Did You Get Your Card?

Did you notice the postcard we sent you among your holiday cards? We hope the information about the impact of marijuana on the teen brain will […]
December 12, 2016

Holiday Celebrations & Teen Expectations

With the holidays around the corner, parents can reinforce their family’s expectations as it relates to alcohol so everyone can enjoy the spirit of the season. […]
August 26, 2016

Typical Teenage Behavior?

While most teens in our area make the healthy choice to not use alcohol and other drugs, others are struggling with frequent use or addiction. For […]
July 27, 2016

Teen Brain Development

Teen Brain Development Weather in Chicago is a lot like a teenager–unpredictable from one moment to the next. Teens are in a phase of change with […]
June 22, 2016
Summer and Transitions

Transitions and Summertime

Transitions and Summertime School is out, and the passage from school to summer comes with plenty of transitions for our teens. Tweens are transitioning from grade […]