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
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Latest News

November 12, 2016 7:20 am

New Research Targets Bipolar and SUDs

New Research Targets Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders New research has discovered adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders if they have lower gray matter volume in the brain. Investigators believe the finding is important as clinicians can use the knowledge to design tailored interventions for those at higher risk. Bipolar…
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November 8, 2016 7:23 pm

Opioid Overdoses Increase 205% in 15 Years

The number of young children and teens hospitalized for overdosing on opioid painkillers have spiked nearly threefold in recent years, a new study finds. Among children under 10, most of the painkiller poisonings were accidental, with children “eating them like candy,” said lead researcher Julie Gaither, a postdoctoral fellow in biostatistics at the Yale School…
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