Posted on: May 9, 2024 Posted by: Jermaine Logan Comments: 0

By Jermaine Logan, Staff Writer

Recently Moraine Valley hosted an Alcohol and Drug Health Fair courtesy of The Addiction Studies program. The event delved into a myriad of crucial topics, spanning from rehabilitation strategies to facilitating access to mental health therapists tailored specifically for the well-being of our students. Reflecting on the affair, I can’t help but wish for a deeper understanding of these issues. What stands out, however, is the sheer abundance of resources available to support those grappling with various challenges. The amount of resources made just to help is so staggering that I compiling all of them into a single document proved a daunting task. Nevertheless, our efforts persisted, and you’ll find the fruit of that labor located at the bottom of this page.

Engaging with this topic, albeit somber, offered a profound revelation regarding the school’s unwavering commitment to the health and welfare of its student body. Most students spend summer away from classes, focusing on the semesters when there are more course offerings. Student Services though are available throughout the summer for any who are inn need of them.

Listed below are some additional off-campus resources for a variety of addictions.

Moraine Valley Counseling Center

Offers personal, career, and academic counseling.

Building S, Room S202


Ascension Illinois Addiction Services

11824 Southwest Hwy Suite 230

Palos Heights, IL 60463


Gateway Foundation

844-975-3663 (DONE)

Gambling addictions

Substance abuse recovery


Multiple locations for a variety of concerns

877-505-4673 (HOPE)


multiple locations

20635 Abbey Woods Court N, Suite 310

Frankfort, IL 60423



Stepping Stone Treatment Center

1620 Plainfield Rd

Joliet, IL 60435


Symetria Recovery


Lakar Enterprise

15525 South Park Ave

South Holland, IL 60473


Martin Therapy Group

7350 W. College Drive Suite 106

Palos Heights, IL 60463

815-600-1669 (call or text)


20635 Abbey Woods Court North Suite 209

Frankfort, IL 60423

Guildhaus Extended Care Programs

2413 Canal St.

Blue Island, IL 60406


Existential Counselors Society

Joliet, IL


Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services at Palos Hospital

15300 West Avenue Suite 313, Wing C

Orland Park, IL 60462


Illinois Council of Problem Gambling

1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537)

Resources to talking with teens about marijuana and vaping:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Acadia Healthcare


Heroine Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO)

(Hidden Trailer in Plain Sight)

8101 167th Place

Tinley Park, IL 60477


SMART Recovery

7304 Mentor Ave, Suite F

Mentor, OH 44060


Illinois Tobacco Quitline

1-866-Quit-Yes (784-8937)

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