Have you taken the step to talk to your teen?

If you are looking for more information on how to talk to your teens about Marijuana and other substances, please visit our "Resource" page from the tab above or email us your questions from our Contact page!


Heart Disease Awareness Month

February is heart awareness month so love yourself and your heart.

For tips on taking the steps to a healthy heart visit http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/what_you_can_do.htm


DeKalb Wellness Fair 2015

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 at 6pm is the DeKalb Wellness Fair. One more step to keeping your family well.

Medical Marijuana

 DeKalb County draws no applications for a operating dispensary. It's one out of three places in the State of Illinois that  has no applications to operate medical marijuana dispensary.



Mission / Vision

MISSION: The Ben Gordon Center Prevention and Education Program’s purpose is to facilitate the promotion of community based prevention, wellness and healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and the community as a whole within DeKalb County, using researched based, best practiced, and outcome driven prevention strategies that includes input and collaboration with the DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment (DCP/SAFE) Coalition.

VISION: Our vision is to create a greater DeKalb County where there is optimal mental health resilience and minimal mental health inequality and stigma among all county residents.

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We have just installed a drop box for unwanted/unused prescription drugs in our main lobby. The box will accommodate pill bottles and such, but please no needles. Should you have a large quantity that won't fit in the box, don't fear - we will still take them. We will also continue to participate in the "Drug Take Back" program held twice a year.
CADCA Joins Former DEA Leaders to Ask that Supreme Court Hear Marijuana Case http://ow.ly/2UX2ir

CADCA Joins Former DEA Leaders to Ask that Supreme Court Hear Marijuana Case | CADCA
Today, all nine former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrators filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the federal lawsuit against the State of Colorado, being brought by neighboring states Nebraska and Oklahoma. CADCA stands with these experts in asking that the ...
Smoke-Free NIU, which prohibits smoking on all Illinois state-supported higher education institutions, including public university and community college campuses, effective July 1, 2015.

Should a nonprofit organization that’s exempt from federal taxes be allowed to grow medical marijuana, in violation of federal law?