The Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues

There’s a place for you in this dynamic coalition of prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals.

The Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues provides advocacy, collaboration, and continuing education to help members address the complex needs of the individuals and families whose lives are impacted by substance use disorders.

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The mission of the Southwest Coalition is to maintain a network of publicly and privately funded prevention, treatment, and recovery providers southwest of metropolitan Chicago. Through collaboration and education, coalition members stay abreast of current issues in the substance abuse field and advocate for sound public policy.

Member Benefits

  • Network with Others in Your Profession
    Connect with Your Peers

  • Earn Continuing Education Credits
    Advance your career

  • Attend Meetings & Events
    Keep up with changes in your field

  • Build Your Professional Image
    Become a Coalition member today

Latest News

October 9, 2017 4:11 pm

Stigma Keeps People Silenced

Fighting substance abuse and overdoses one program at a time As substance abuse and overdoses continue to spike nationally and locally, several Lake County agencies and organizations will present an awareness forum on the issue in Lake Zurich later this month. Chelsea Laliberte, co-founder of the Lake County Opioid Initiative, said that Lake County and…
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October 3, 2017 6:29 pm

CVS Sets Limits on Opioid Prescriptions

Drug-store chain CVS Health announced Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an effort to combat the epidemic that accounted for 64,000 overdose deaths last year alone. Amid pressure on pharmacists, doctors, insurers and drug companies to take action, CVS also said it would boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids. The company’s prescription…
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