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

November 12, 2017 5:14 pm

C.D.C. Reports Jump in Drug Overdose Deaths

C.D.C. Reports a Record Jump in Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year WASHINGTON — Deaths by drug overdose in the United States surged last year by more than 17 percent over 2015, another sign of the growing addiction crisis caused by opioids, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention….
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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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