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

February 7, 2018 6:18 pm

Fentanyl Use Linked to Amnesia

Using fentanyl or other opioids alongside other illicit drugs could trigger possibly permanent amnesia caused by brain damage, doctors warn. Over a dozen cases have emerged in which drug abusers have developed severe short-term memory loss, possibly after experiencing an overdose, said Marc Haut. He’s chair of West Virginia University’s department of behavioral medicine and…
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January 20, 2018 8:34 am

Opioid Epidemic Burdening Grandparents

Once a month, Kim Hudson, 51, knocks on the door of her own home in Warren, Michigan. Eleven-year-old Ava answers the door and Hudson gets to “play grandma for the day.” On the surface, this ritual isn’t that unusual. Hudson is actually Ava’s grandmother. But ever since Ava’s mother, Katelin, died from a heroin overdose…
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