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Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances 24/7 - 365

833-2FINDHELP - Speak to a trained specialist for service options

Lake County Health Department's Crisis Care Program 24/7 - 365

847-377-8088 - Call 911 for emergency services.

PADS Lake County - 30 Years of Helping the Homeless Find a Way

1800 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL  60085
(847) 689-4357

Lake County Health Department - Behavioral Health Services

847-377-8200 - Addiction Treatment Program
847-377-8180 - Behavioral Health Services (addiction, behavioral health, mental health, Williams Consent Decree, training)
847-377-7950 - Women's Residential Services
847-377-8120 - Outpatient Substance Abuse Program

Start Your Recovery - Excellent Source for Lake County Addiction Treatment Service Providers and Family Support Services

Single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of your recovery.

Addiction Assistance for Parents, Teens, and Educators

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids


"A Way Out" Lake County 

By taking advantage of  “A Way Out”, participants and their loved ones are given the opportunity for help and treatment to end the destructive cycle that substance abuse, dependency or addiction has caused in their lives. Participants are given the chance to avoid the biological, psychological and environmental harms and are set on a direct course to recovery. The only requirement of participants is their self-motivation to seek recovery.
Locate a participating police department

Gateway Foundation

25480 W. Cedarcrest Lane
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Fax: 847-356-3033

NICASA Headquarters

31979 North Fish Lake Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
847-244-4434 - Waukegan Office
847-634-6422 - Buffalo Grove Office
847-433-1303 - Highland Park Office
847-546-6450 - Mundelein Office
847-662-4124 - Bridge House Residential Treatment (Waukegan)
847-785-8660 - Judy Fried Center (North Chicago)

Live4Lali (Drug Awareness, Education, and Overdose Prevention)

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM)


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

800-662-4357 - 24-Hour Treatment Referral Hotline
800-273-8255 - Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Institute on Drug Abuse

  1. Child/Sexual/Elder Abuse
  2. Domestic Violence
  3. Identity Theft
  4. Teens
  5. Stalking