Prevention and Early Intervention Program

Chicago, Frankfort, La Grange, Naperville, Northbrook and Rockford, IL

iStock_000002276919MediumThe Rosecrance Prevention and Early Intervention Program is an evidence-based alcohol and drug education program (Too Good For Drugs and Violence) for families, schools, law enforcement, physicians, service providers and judicial circuit courts in the Chicagoland area. The program is designed to provide education, support and direction to families with teens who may be at risk of more serious involvement with alcohol and other drugs.

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Who would benefit from the program?

Teens who have exhibited recent behavioral changes and their parents may benefit. Those changes may include one or more of the following:

  • Increase in school disciplinary actions
  • Lower-than-expected grades
  • Decreased interest or participation in extracurricular activities
  • Increased tardiness/absenteeism
  • Use or suspected use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Dishonesty regarding personal alcohol or other drug use (or friends’ use)
  • Less time at home, secrecy or evasiveness concerning whereabouts and activities
  • Signs of being under the influence of chemicals (odor on breath or clothing, altered speech, etc.)
  • Noticeable change in friends over a short period of time

What are the components of the program?

The Prevention and Early Intervention Program is a nine-hour program consisting of:

  • A comprehensive assessment (required)
  • Three class sessions (parents attend session three)
  • Urine screen (if recommended)
  • An individualized exit interview held with the student and parents

What information is provided in the program?

Participation in the Rosecrance Prevention and Early Intervention Program classes will increase awareness and understanding of the effects of adolescent drug and/or alcohol use, abuse and dependence on youth and their families.

Attendees will learn:

  • Adolescent attitudes toward tobacco, alcohol and other drug use
  • Family communication skills
  • Trends and stages of teen drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Characteristics of commonly used drugs
  • Stages of adolescent development
  • Ways to parent teens who are experimenting with alcohol/drugs

To take part in the program:

A comprehensive assessment must be scheduled prior to attending the program by calling 815.387.5615.

Youth (12 -18) and their families can visit our website at to register for the class. Payment may also be completed through online registration.

The cost of program is $150 per family. (Additional costs may be assessed if a urine screen is recommended at the discretion of the instructor.) Cost includes professional instruction and educational materials provided during the sessions. Payment is due before completion of the last class.


Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus
1601 N University Dr
Rockford, IL 61107

Chicago, IL (Lakeview)
3701 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Naperville, IL
Rosecrance Naperville Office
(Springbrook Large Conference Room)
2135 City Gate Lane, Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563

Frankfort, IL
Rosecrance Frankfort Office
20635 Abbey Woods Ct. N Suite 310
Frankfort, IL 60423

Northbrook, IL
Rosecrance Northbrook Office
1200 Shermer Road, Suite 104
Northbrook, IL 60062

La Grange, IL
47 6th Ave. Suite L
La Grange, IL 60525