Parents. The Anti-Drug is a community based organization comprised of parents, local government and school officials, clergy and health providers whose mission is to generate conversation and provide accurate information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Highland Park, Highwood, and Riverwoods.

    • create a more informed adult and teen citizenry
    • increase communication among parents and teens
    • and ultimately result in less consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among teens in our communities.

We have developed a strong, dedicated coalition that surrounds youth and their parents with support in all their contexts: home, school, and community. We believe that to best meet our community needs, we must encourage collaborative dialogue among our community members and key stakeholders and to seek local partners and resources to support our efforts. Parents. The Anti-Drug is funded primarily through a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park. Additional funding support is received from school PTO's, municipalities, service organizations, and individual donors.

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Parents. The Anti-Drug received a Those Who Excel award from the Illinois State Board of Education and were recognized for that achievement at the October 12, 2010 District 113 Board of Education meeting.

In photo: Cher Hanson, Prevention Specialist; Laura Kaufman, Co-Vice Chair; Kasey Silberman, Co-Vice Chair; Julie Hoffman, Chair; Harvey Cohen, District 113 School Board member.

-Partnership Attitude Tracking Study 2008