Youth Resources

How Teens Say No

How Teens Say No

How Teens Say No A: In So Many Ways While our local survey data shows most of our students make...
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60 Second Conversation Starter: Approve or Disapprove

60 Second Conversation Starter: Approve or Disapprove

60 Second Conversation Starter: Approve or Disapprove Parent/Peer Approval Strong Influence A teen's #1 influence in their decision not to drink or...
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A 60 Second Conversation Starter

A 60 Second Conversation Starter

A 60 Second Conversation Starter Continuing the Conversation with an Older Teen While most DHS & HPHS students perceive that...
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Prepared for the Unexpected

Prepared for the Unexpected

Prepared for the Unexpected   The majority of teens in our communities choose to be drug free. This public service...
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Drugged Driving

Drugged Driving

Drugged Driving By Lou Jogmen, Chief of Police, City of Highland Park Fast Facts:Clinical studies have shown that marijuana significantly...
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60 Second Conversation Starter

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...
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The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours Parents and friends influence teens' decisions, but ultimately the choice to stay drug-free is theirs. This...
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60 Second Conversation Starter: Why teens choose alcohol-free

60 Second Conversation Starter: Why teens choose alcohol-free

60 Second Conversation Starter: Why teens choose alcohol-free As we think about our 2019 goals and resolutions, what motivates District...
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The Teen Brain

The Teen Brain

The Teen Brain A Developing Work of Art Research shows a teen's brain is under development until age 25. This...
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A 60 Second Conversation Starter

A 60 Second Conversation Starter

A 60 Second Conversation Starter You Know Your Child Best Some good news to share: 89% of DHS & HPHS...
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Community The Anti-Drug Coalition Youth Resources

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Underage Drinking and Drugged Driving—Zero Tolerance Law

If a driver under age 21, is stopped and issued a citation for a traffic violation, and found to have any trace of alcohol in their system while operating a motor vehicle, his or her driving privileges will be suspended. If the driver refuses to submit to testing, their driving privileges will be suspended.*

First offense—3 month suspension of driving privileges for a BAC of more than .00.

Second offense—1-year suspension of driving privileges for a BAC of more than .00.

In Illinois, any person under age 21 may be charged with a DUI: if he or she has a BAC of .08 or more; more than .05 with additional evidence of impairment; any illegal drugs in his or her system; or other indications of impaired driving.

First DUI conviction: Minimum 2-yr revocation of driving privileges

Second DUI conviction: Minimum 5-year revocation of driving privileges

Illinois law prohibits a person under age 21 from purchasing, accepting, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages. Infractions result in the suspension or revocation of driving privileges.

*It is at the discretion of the investigating officer and based on test results or a test refusal whether a traffic stop results in a Zero Tolerance or DUI charge or both.

Source: Illinois Liquor Control Commission (www.dontbesorry.org), and Illinois Secretary of State (www.cyberdriveillinois.com)