The Ela Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse (“the Coalition”) was formed in August 2010 in response to an increased concern about underage alcohol and drug use in the community. The Coalition, in partnership with the Lake County Health Department and Ela Township, gathered and reviewed national, state, and local data to understand cultural and societal norms, usage trends, and perceptions driving this youth behavior.
Safely dispose of your prescription drugs!
Unused prescription drugs that remain in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse. Make sure to dispose of your unused and expired medicine in an environmentally friendly manner. Lake County offers many locations where you can drop off your medicine in a free and safe way. Remember not to place medicine in the trash/recycling, and never flush them down the toilet as it pollutes the environment and waterways.
Participating locations: Mundelein - Deerfield - Fox Lake - Grayslake - Gurnee - Lake County Sheriff/Marine/Highway Patrol - Lake Forest - Libertyville - Mundelein - Round Lake Beach - Round Lake - Zion - and many more including several Walgreens locations
Know someone that's seeking for help?
“A Way Out” is a Lake County, Illinois Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion pilot program, designed to fast-track users to substance abuse programs and services. This program is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days per year at participating police departments across Lake County and ensures no criminal charges will be sought for those that may be in possession of narcotics or paraphernalia, as long as assistance is sought out by the prospective program participant.
Other participating Police Departments: Mundelein - Deerfield - Fox Lake - Grayslake - Gurnee - Lake County Sheriff/Marine/Highway Patrol - Lake Forest - Libertyville - Mundelein - Round Lake Beach - Round Lake - Zion
GET INVOLVED. LET'S MEET!
Every month on the 3rd Monday the Coalition meets in Lake Zurich to discuss current news and develop new strategies for getting information out there for our youth. Join up for the next meeting. No advance notice needed.
Ela Township serves 40,000+ residents and covers 36 square miles. Within its borders are all or part of the Villages of Barrington, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, North Barrington, & portions of unincorporated Palatine and Mundelein. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please submit the contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 847-540-8380.