March 15, 2019

A 60 Second Conversation Starter

A 60 Second Conversation Starter Continuing the Conversation with an Older Teen While most DHS & HPHS students perceive that their parents think it’s wrong for […]
March 15, 2019

Prepared for the Unexpected

Prepared for the Unexpected   The majority of teens in our communities choose to be drug free. This public service announcement (PSA) highlights how this choice […]
March 15, 2019
Chief Lou Jogmen portrait

Drugged Driving

Drugged Driving By Lou Jogmen, Chief of Police, City of Highland Park Fast Facts:Clinical studies have shown that marijuana significantly impairs judgment, motor coordination, and reaction […]
February 15, 2019

60 Second Conversation Starter

60 Second Conversation Starter Speaking from the Heart Valentine’s season is the perfect time to tell your child how much they are loved and to reinforce that […]
October 13, 2018

I am… Therefore I Choose…

I am… Therefore I Choose… Teens choose to be drug free for a whole host of good reasons. A public service announcement (PSA), playing on monitors at DHS & […]
September 15, 2018

Flavoring is Not Just Flavoring

Flavoring is Not Just Flavoring The Truth and Harm Behind Labels Teens know all about the variety of vape juice flavors, but what they may not […]
August 30, 2018

Academics, Athletics & Activities

Academics, Athletics & Activities Challenges On and Off the Field Marijuana negatively affects a teen’s performance in all areas. Public service announcements (PSAs), such as this one, […]
March 8, 2018
PSA Video Image

“I am… Therefore I Choose…”

Showing at a High School Near You! Teens choose to be drug free for a whole host of excellent reasons. A new public service announcement (PSA) currently playing on monitors […]
March 8, 2018
Dr. Aaron Weiner presents to local parents

Clearing the Vapor: Filtering Facts from Myths on Vaping, Juuling and Cannabis

“It [vaping] is so easy to hide now. It’s all new and we don’t even know what to look for. If you don’t have the language, […]
March 8, 2018
Bryan Rome & Claudia Lopez Deans at Highland Park High School & CTAD Coalition Members

Partner Spotlight: HPHS Deans Bryan Rome & Claudia Lopez

The Deans Will See You Now: Helping Students are Their Top Priority As the deans at Highland Park High School, our primary role is to assist […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]