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

708-974-5722

www.morainevalley.edu/counseling

Ascension Illinois Addiction Services

11824 Southwest Hwy Suite 230

Palos Heights, IL 60463

847-493-3650

Gateway Foundation

www.GatewayFoundation.org

844-975-3663 (DONE)

Gambling addictions

Substance abuse recovery

844-954-3574

Gatewayconnect.org

Multiple locations for a variety of concerns

877-505-4673 (HOPE)

Rosecrance

www.rosecrance.org

multiple locations

20635 Abbey Woods Court N, Suite 310

Frankfort, IL 60423

888-928-5278

312-239-5200

Stepping Stone Treatment Center

1620 Plainfield Rd

Joliet, IL 60435

www.steppingstonetreatment.com

815-744-4555

Symetria Recovery

817-547-0820

Lakar Enterprise

15525 South Park Ave

South Holland, IL 60473

708-263-9512

www.lakarenterprise.com

Martin Therapy Group

7350 W. College Drive Suite 106

Palos Heights, IL 60463

815-600-1669 (call or text)

     OR

20635 Abbey Woods Court North Suite 209

Frankfort, IL 60423

therapy@martinetherapygroup.com

Guildhaus Extended Care Programs

2413 Canal St.

Blue Island, IL 60406

708-385-3228

guildhaus@gmail.com

Existential Counselors Society

Joliet, IL

708-949-2408

ecsintake@gmail.com

www.ecstherapy.org

Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services at Palos Hospital

15300 West Avenue Suite 313, Wing C

Orland Park, IL 60462

708-460-2721

nm.org

Illinois Council of Problem Gambling

www.icpg.info

icpg@aol.com

1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537)

Resources to talking with teens about marijuana and vaping:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

www.samhsa.gov

Acadia Healthcare

312-937-2403

www.TreatmentPlacementSpecialists.com

Heroine Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO)

(Hidden Trailer in Plain Sight)

8101 167th Place

Tinley Park, IL 60477

708-557-8394

infor@theherofoundation.org

www.theherofoundation.org

SMART Recovery

7304 Mentor Ave, Suite F

Mentor, OH 44060

440-951-5357

www.smartrecovery.org

Illinois Tobacco Quitline

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

www.quityes.org

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