Educating Communities on Substance Abuse
As the largest provider of substance abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has the answers you need when it comes to alcoholism and substance abuse. To help communities' cope with this pervasive public health concern and navigate substance abuse issues, education is fundamental.
A valuable resource for substance abuse education and training - Gateway offers a variety of resource materials to help members of your community better understand the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and the options for treatment. Gateway will travel to your location and make available expert speakers and revealing presentations on important topics that affect many in your community, such as:
- Signs and symptoms of substance abuse
- How to talk to someone who may need drug or alcohol treatment
- How to cope with someone who has a substance abuse problem
- Effects of substance abuse on the brain
- Emerging drug trends
To arrange a Gateway substance abuse awareness event, please contact the Gateway location closest to you. Learn more about the drug and alcohol resource materials Gateway provides for parents, for families & friends, for professional referral sources.
-- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
-- National Institute on Drug Abuse