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

January 9, 2018 6:57 pm

Opiates Responsible for Decreased Life Expectancy

A new government report finds life expectancy in the United States decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016, in part due to an increase in fatal opioid overdoses. Until recently, life expectancy was rising in the United States, according to NPR. Life expectancy fell from 78.9 in 2014 to 78.7 in 2015 to 78.6 in 2016. “For…
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November 24, 2017 10:25 am

Inmates Get Funding to Re-enter Society Sober

Inmates Receive Federal Funding to Re-enter Society Sober After years in prison, freedom is just around the corner. Tom served his time and will rejoin society soon. But what are his options? With no job and no money, Tom’s likely to return to his previous lifestyle. He’ll be surrounded by triggers and find it extremely…
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