Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition


Our Coalition focuses on coordination and collaboration, connecting multiple sectors of the community as a comprehensive approach to reducing substance abuse among our youth. Join us in community events and monthly coalition meetings.


Figuring out if your child is using drugs or alcohol may pose a challenge. Many of the very early signs and symptoms could just be typical teen or young adult behavior. Our resources aim to help you navigate this challenging time.


View information on the commonly used substances by teens: Alcohol, Marijuana, Nicotine, and Opioids. We provide information on the effects of substance use as well as signs and symptoms.


Looking for help but unsure where to start? We have listed contact information for organizations providing help for substance abuse in our community, including: hotlines, substance abuse treatment centers, support groups, and more.

A Message from the Will County Sheriff

Hidden In Plain Sight Trailer

The “Hidden in Plain Sight” program offers adults an insight into what your child may be hiding in their rooms. This hands-on learning opportunity focuses on alcohol and tobacco use to current trends in the abuse of other drugs such as cannabis synthetic and “designer” drugs, opiates, cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants, hallucinogens, and prescription drugs.

During this program which is geared for parents, guardians, or other concerned adults, participants are given time to inspect a mock-up of a typical teenagers bedroom. Following the inspection, a presenter discloses the different articles and their significance.

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Approved May 25, 2021 Members Present: Kesha Ainsworth (#10), Gloria Bloodsaw (#10), Betsy Cozzie (#10),…

Approved May 25, 2021 Members Present: Kesha Ainsworth (#10), Gloria Bloodsaw (#10), Betsy Cozzie (#10),…

We want to thank the community and Coalition members for their generous donations to the…

Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (WCSAPC) November 17, 2020 Meeting Minutes Members Present: Gloria…

ONGOING EFFORT: Members of the Coalition distributed Stick Shocker information to over 30 participating organizations…

Resources in Will County Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Will County Health Department The program…