News and Updates

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 […]
June 15, 2017
Photo of Margaret Polovchak of OMNI Youth Services

Partner Spotlight: Staying Connected During Break

As a working parent of a 14-year-old son, ensuring his summer safety seems a daunting task.  His summer schedule, typical among his peers who are all […]
May 10, 2017
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Text-A-Tip: Help is a Text (or an App) Away

Your teen may be concerned about a friend or just not sure where to turn for help. An immediate response from a trained counselor — anytime […]
May 10, 2017
Paul Shafer Police Chief Highland Park Police Department

Partner Spotlight: “Prom-posal” for May Celebrations

As students prepare for prom and graduation festivities, so do our local police departments. Our goal is always for our students to celebrate these events SAFELY! Here is […]
May 1, 2017
2016 Annual Report Cover

CTAD Annual Report

Community – the Anti-Drug is a growing, thriving organization. You can view the 2016 Annual Report to read about CTAD’s many accomplishments, and the organization’s goals […]
April 13, 2017
Key in lock

Lock it Up!

Where do kids get alcohol? Well, we asked them.  Of those who drank alcohol in the previous 30 days, 12% of the 8th graders, 22% of the […]
April 13, 2017
Teenage Bedroom

What’s in Your Teen’s Room?

Join us Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and find out.  Hidden in Plain Sight!   April 18, 2017  |  1-2:30pm & 7-8:30pm (same program each session) Jewett […]
April 13, 2017
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Partner Spotlight: David Newton, SunCloud Health

Encouraging Positive Choices During Alcohol Awareness Month The disease of addiction in America is one that seems to be getting worse as evidenced by what has […]
March 20, 2017
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Spring Break: Vacation from Routine Not from Rules

Research shows unsupervised youth (whether home or on vacation) are 3 times more likely to engage in risky behaviors. The good news is that when parents/guardians […]