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Meth Resources and Links

Attorney General Lisa Madigan provides links to other Web sites where Illinoisans can learn more about:

General Information About Meth

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Fact sheet about meth and meth use, including its effect on the mind and body, the risk of overdose and its origin.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Comprehensive resource including general information about meth, details on meth use in the United States, risks of meth use, treatment options and a list of additional resources.

The Meth Project
Information on meth basics, such as common street names, drug composition and lifestyle. Includes educational videos and links to more information.

Addiction and Treatment

The Illinois Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (OASA)
Designs, coordinates, and funds a comprehensive and coordinated community-based, culturally sensitive, and gender-appropriate array of services throughout the state for prevention, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation of alcohol and other drug abuse and dependency. Includes a treatment facility locator.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services                            
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Facility Locator.

The Locator includes more than 11,000 addiction treatment programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism.

SAMHSA endeavors to keep the Locator current. All information in the Locator is completely updated each year, based on facility responses to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. The most recent complete update occurred on May 03, 2011 based on data collected as of March 31, 2010 in the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. New facilities are added monthly. Updates to facility names, addresses, telephone numbers and services are made weekly, if facilities inform SAMHSA of changes.


Treatment Resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Community


Members of the LGBT community can face unique challenges in their struggle to overcome meth addiction. Here is a list of treatment providers in the Chicago area with programs designed specifically for LGBT meth abusers and their loved ones.

Howard Brown Health Center Recovering with Pride Program
Recovering With Pride is the substance abuse recovery program of Howard Brown Health Center, one of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) healthcare organizations. The program's mission is to provide high quality, culturally sensitive, out patient treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. Our providers are licensed therapist, with specialized training and experience with addiction issues. Treatment is delivered in a safe and confidential setting where clients are encouraged to share experiences that have impacted their substance use.

Call the Recovery Line at (773)388-8891 to schedule an initial, no-fee assessment.

4025 N. Sheridan, Chicago

Valeo at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
Valeo provides comprehensive psychiatric and addiction-related treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. The program offers a safe, affirming therapeutic environment for members of the LGBTQ community.
4840 N. Marine Dr., Chicago
(800) 888-0560

Crystal Meth Anonymous
Ongoing 12-step group meetings held at several Chicago locations
(773) 827-9007

Community Coalitions and other Prevention Strategies

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Provides information on the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and alternative funding sources for anti-drug coalitions.

National Crime Prevention Council
Serves as a source of aid to individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and governments. Offers a wide range of information related to crime prevention, public awareness, public policy issues, training and technical assistance, pilot projects, and free publications.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Offers an extensive searchable database and a regional information system consisting of state clearinghouses, prevention resource centers, and organizations supporting substance abuse prevention activities.

The Illinois Alcohol and Drug Dependence Association
Advocates for sound public policy that will create healthier families and safer communities; educates government officials; and works to increase the public's understanding of substance abuse and addiction. Provides tips on how to access government officials, news on prevention and substance abuse programs, and links to other resources.

Drug Courts

National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Provides education, research, and scholarship for drug courts and other court-based intervention programs.

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Offers technical assistance, research, and strategic planning to Illinois courts. To learn more about their support of drug courts, contact Dave Gasperin by phone at 217-785-0413 or by mail at 816 S. College St., Springfield, IL 62704.

  Meth Lab Cleanup
  Illinois Department of Public Health

Information about meth and meth labs; guidelines for cleaning up former methamphetamine labs.

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