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 18, 2016 6:40 pm

Cook County Releases Heroin Report

In light of the growing heroin epidemic nationwide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin launched the Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin. The task force has aimed to identify reforms that can be undertaken at a local level to improve prevention and response to…
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October 18, 2016 6:35 pm

Chicago Looks to License Pharma Reps

Chicago may license pharma reps as part of battle against opioid abuse Chicago could become one of the few cities in the nation requiring pharmaceutical sales representatives to carry a special license, a measure that Mayor Rahm Emanuel says would help fight opioid addiction. An ordinance the city expects to introduce next month would require pharmaceutical reps…
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