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(20 ILCS 301/) Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act.

20 ILCS 301/Art. 20

    (20 ILCS 301/Art. 20 heading)

20 ILCS 301/20-5

    (20 ILCS 301/20-5)
    Sec. 20-5. Development of statewide prevention system.
    (a) The Department shall develop and implement a comprehensive, statewide, community-based strategy to reduce alcoholism, prevent the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of legal drugs by persons of all ages, and to prevent the use of alcohol by minors. The system created to implement this strategy shall be based on the premise that coordination among and integration between all community and governmental systems will facilitate effective and efficient program implementation and utilization of existing resources.
    (b) The statewide system developed under this Section shall be responsible for:
        (1) providing programs and technical assistance to
improve the ability of Illinois communities and schools to develop, implement and evaluate prevention programs.
        (2) initiating and fostering continuing cooperation
among the Department, Department-funded prevention programs, other community-based prevention providers and other State or local systems or agencies which have an interest in alcohol and other drug use or abuse prevention.
    (c) In developing and implementing this statewide strategy and system, the Department may engage in, but shall not be limited to, the following activities:
        (1) establishing and conducting programs to provide
awareness and knowledge of the nature and extent of alcohol and other drug use, abuse and dependency and their effects on individuals, families and communities.
        (2) conducting or providing prevention skill building
or education through the use of structured experiences.
        (3) developing or supporting existing local community
coalitions or neighborhood-based grassroots networks using action planning and collaborative systems to initiate change regarding alcohol and other drug use and abuse in their community.
        (4) encouraging and supporting programs and
activities that emphasize alcohol and other drug-free socialization.
        (5) drafting and implementing efficient plans for the
use of available resources to address issues of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention.
        (6) coordinating local programs of alcoholism and
other drug abuse education and prevention.
        (7) encouraging the development of local advisory
    (d) In providing leadership to this system, the Department shall take into account, wherever possible, the needs and requirements of local communities. The Department shall also involve, wherever possible, local communities in its statewide planning efforts. These planning efforts shall include, but shall not be limited to, in cooperation with local community representatives and Department-funded agencies, the analysis and application of results of local needs assessments, as well as a process for the integration of an evaluation component into the system. The results of this collaborative planning effort shall be taken into account by the Department in making decisions regarding the allocation of prevention resources.
    (e) Prevention programs funded in whole or in part by the Department shall maintain staff whose skills, training, experiences and cultural awareness demonstrably match the needs of the people they are serving.
    (f) The Department may delegate the functions and activities described in subsection (c) of this Section to local, community-based providers.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/20-10

    (20 ILCS 301/20-10)
    Sec. 20-10. Early intervention programs.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "early intervention" means education, counseling and support services provided to individuals at high risk of developing an alcohol or other drug abuse or dependency. Early intervention programs are delivered in one-to-one, group or family service settings by people who are trained to educate, screen, assess, counsel and refer the high risk individual. Early intervention refers to unlicensed programs which provide services to individuals and groups who have a high risk of developing alcoholism or other drug addiction or dependency. It does not refer to DUI, detoxification or treatment programs which require licensing. "Individuals at high risk" refers to, but is not limited to, those who exhibit one or more of the risk factors listed in subsection (b) of this Section.
    (b) As part of its comprehensive array of services, the Department may fund early intervention programs. In doing so, the Department shall account for local requirements and involve as much as possible of the local community. The funded programs shall include services initiated or adapted to meet the needs of individuals experiencing one or more of the following risk factors:
        (1) child of a substance abuser.
        (2) victim of physical, sexual or psychological abuse.
        (3) school drop-out.
        (4) teen pregnancy.
        (5) economically and/or environmentally disadvantaged.
        (6) commitment of a violent, delinquent or criminal
        (7) mental health problems.
        (8) attempted suicide.
        (9) long-term physical pain due to injury.
        (10) chronic failure in school.
        (11) consequences due to alcohol or other drug abuse.
    (c) The Department may fund early intervention services. Early intervention programs funded entirely or in part by the Department must include the following components:
        (1) coping skills training.
        (2) education regarding the appearance and dynamics
of dysfunction within the family.
        (3) support group opportunities for children and
        (4) education regarding the diseases of alcoholism
and other drug addiction.
        (5) screening regarding the need for treatment or
other services.
    (d) Early intervention programs funded in whole or in part by the Department shall maintain individual records for each person who receives early intervention services. Any and all such records shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 42 CFR 2, "Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records" and other pertinent State and federal laws. Such records shall include:
        (1) basic demographic information.
        (2) a description of the presenting problem.
        (3) an assessment of risk factors.
        (4) a service plan.
        (5) progress notes.
        (6) a closing summary.
    (e) Early intervention programs funded in whole or in part by the Department shall maintain staff whose skills, training, experiences and cultural awareness demonstrably match the needs of the people they are serving.
    (f) The Department may, at its discretion, impose on early intervention programs which it funds such additional requirements as it may deem necessary or appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 88-80; 89-202, eff. 7-21-95.)

20 ILCS 301/20-15

    (20 ILCS 301/20-15)
    Sec. 20-15. Steroid education program. The Department may develop and implement a statewide steroid education program to alert the public, and particularly Illinois physicians, other health care professionals, educators, student athletes, health club personnel, persons engaged in the coaching and supervision of high school and college athletics, and other groups determined by the Department to be likely to come into contact with anabolic steroid abusers to the dangers and adverse effects of abusing anabolic steroids, and to train these individuals to recognize the symptoms and side effects of anabolic steroid abuse. Such education and training may also include information regarding the eduction and appropriate referral of persons identified as probable or actual anabolic steroid abusers. The advice of the Illinois Advisory Council established by Section 10-5 of this Act shall be sought in the development of any program established under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/20-20

    (20 ILCS 301/20-20)
    Sec. 20-20. Immunity from prosecution; drugs; public education program. The Department shall develop and implement a public education program to educate the public about the provisions set forth in Section 414 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act granting immunity from prosecution for drug overdose victims or persons seeking help for drug overdose victims if the only evidence for the possession charge was obtained as a result of the person seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance.
(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15.)

20 ILCS 301/20-25

    (20 ILCS 301/20-25)
    Sec. 20-25. Opioid addiction treatment education. All programs serving persons with substance use issues licensed by the Department under this Act must provide educational information concerning treatment options for opioid addiction, including the use of a medication for the use of opioid addiction, recognition of and response to opioid overdose, and the use and administration of naloxone, to clients identified as having or seeking treatment for opioid addiction. The Department shall develop educational materials that are supported by research and updated periodically that must be used by programs to comply with this requirement.
(Source: P.A. 99-553, eff. 1-1-17.)

20 ILCS 301/20-30

    (20 ILCS 301/20-30)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 20-30. Opioid prevention and abuse; public awareness website. The Department shall create and maintain a website to educate the public on heroin and prescription opioid abuse. At a minimum, the website shall include:
        (1) information on the warning signs of heroin and
prescription opioid addiction;
        (2) helpful hints for parents on how to discuss the
dangers of heroin and prescription opioid addiction with their children;
        (3) information on available treatment options and
        (4) a listing of the toll-free number established by
the Department to provide information and referral services for persons with questions concerning substance abuse and treatment; and
        (5) links to flyers and resources for download.
    The Department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-494, eff. 6-1-18.)

20 ILCS 301/Art. 25

    (20 ILCS 301/Art. 25 heading)