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

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Shine a Light on the Dark Web:
Keep Teens Safe on the Internet

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Two presentations:

  • 12:30 pm, West Ridge Center, HP
  •  7 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Deerfield

Carol Gudbrandsen, Cyber Crimes Analyst with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and her trained canine Browser, will educate parents on the allure and dangers lurking behind our children’s devices. She will address questions such as: Can my child be breaking the law without knowing it? What are the consequences for my child as a victim or as an offender? How easy is it for my teen to get a fake ID on the internet? See cybersecurity program flyer for more details.

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

Flash drive or vape pen?

Clear the Vapor: Filtering Facts from Myths on Vape Pens, Juuling & Cannabis

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm, Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield
7:00 – 8:30 pm, Highland Park High School Commons, 433 Vine Ave, Highland Park
(same program each session)
Kids know all about vaping from peers and social media — now it’s time for the rest of us to catch up. Join Dr. Aaron Weiner, licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks, as he shares his expertise about vaping and vape pens, including how they are being used by youth. PLUS: District 113 staff will be on hand to answer questions about what they are seeing in the schools and the consequences for our students.  See program flyer for more event details.

 Giving Your Teen an Extra Edge

September 27-28, 2017

John Underwood, an internationally recognized human performance expert, will enlighten parents on how lifestyle choices, including sleep, nutrition, stress, effects of blue light, and alcohol/drug use, impact physical and mental performance as well as overall well being.  A former NCAA, All-American and international athlete, John has coached dozens of World and Olympic champions and served on many national & international sports federations. He currently serves as the Human Performance Consultant for the US Navy Seals.


Hidden in Plain Sight

April 18, 2017
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.

Marijuana Law & Its Impact: A Community Discussion

March 22, 2017 

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).

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