Check out what CTAD is doing in the community to promote awareness of underage substance use and create environmental change.

Upcoming Events


Marijuana Law & Its Impact: A Community Discussion

Wednesday, March 22, 7 – 8:30 pm, Highland Park High School

The marijuana landscape is changing. The drug itself is different, and of course, new laws across the nation are changing attitudes and consequences. This discussion will bring you up to speed on Illinois law and explore common myths and facts about marijuana. Everyone is welcome. For questions, contact 224-765-CTAD (224-765-2823).

Hidden in Plain Sight

Tuesday, April 18th 
1 – 2:30 pm & 7 – 8:30 pm (same program, each session)
Jewett Park Community Center  |  836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield
Back by popular demand, Andy Duran of Leading Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD) enlightens parents as he walks them through an interactive exhibit of a mock teenage bedroom containing more than 100 items that may be indicative of risky behaviors including substance use, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity, suicide and more.

Past Events


Access Awareness

May 2016

CTAD partners with local alcohol vendors to bring awareness to parents that most teens report it is easy to get alcohol. The purpose of the campaign is to bring awareness to parents in the community to not provide alcohol to minors.

Communication Boxes

Fall 2015

Parent work group assembling conversation boxes for distribution to 7th grade families

Past Events


Town Hall Meeting

April 25, 2016

Middle school parent education and discussion on underage substance use and social host ordinance

Highand Park Community Foundation Grant Acceptance


Past-President Harriett Rosenthal and Current Co-President Laura Kaufman accept the grant on behalf of Community the Anti-Drug.

HP Community Foundation Grant Harriet and Laura

Logic Model Training

November 12, 2015

Community leaders coming together to identify root causes of youth substance use in the CTAD communities

CTAD Logic Model Training 1

CTAD Strategic Planning Retreat

April 18, 2015

Community leaders setting goals for CTAD and planning for the future of substance use prevention