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 14, 2017 5:54 pm

Illinois Faces Fentanyl Epidemic

Policymakers and drug treatment groups are working to try to get ahead of the state’s opioid epidemic as it changes and grows. Fentanyl is on the verge of overtaking heroin as the main cause of opioid overdose deaths in DuPage County, says Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen. He says the number of straight fentanyl deaths jumped…
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February 7, 2017 7:22 pm

Medical Community & AA Needs Understanding

Many doctors, even those who specialize in addiction treatment, do not have a good understanding of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its benefits for people struggling to give up drinking, says Marc Galanter, M.D., Founding Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at NYU Langone Medical Center. “Doctors don’t necessarily know about the 12…
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