Public Act 90-0238
HB1294 Enrolled LRB9003278DNmb
AN ACT to amend the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
Dependency Act by adding Section 35-10.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
Dependency Act is amended by adding Section 35-10 as follows:
(20 ILCS 301/35-10 new)
Sec. 35-10. Adolescent Family Life Program.
(a) The General Assembly finds and declares the
(1) In Illinois, a substantial number of babies are
born each year to adolescent mothers between 12 and 19
years of age.
(2) A substantial percentage of pregnant
adolescents either abuse substances by experimenting with
alcohol and drugs or live in an environment in which
substance abuse occurs and thus are at risk of exposing
their infants to dangerous and harmful substances.
(3) It is difficult to provide substance abuse
counseling for adolescents in settings designed to serve
(b) To address the findings set forth in subsection (a),
the Department of Human Services as successor to the
Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse may establish a
3-year demonstration program in Cook County to be known as
the Adolescent Family Life Program. The program shall be
designed specifically to meet the developmental, social, and
educational needs of high-risk pregnant adolescents and shall
do the following:
(1) To the maximum extent feasible and appropriate,
utilize existing programs and funding rather than create
new, duplicative programs and services.
(2) Include plans for coordination and
collaboration with existing perinatal substance abuse
(3) Include goals and objectives for reducing the
incidence of high-risk pregnant adolescents.
(4) Be culturally and linguistically appropriate to
the population being served.
(5) Include staff development training by substance
As used in this Section, "high-risk pregnant adolescent"
means a person at least 12 but not more than 18 years of age
who uses alcohol to excess, is addicted to a controlled
substance, or habitually uses cannabis and is pregnant.
(c) If the Department establishes a program under this
Section, the Department shall report the following to the
General Assembly on or before the first day of the
thirty-first month following the month in which the program
(1) An accounting of the incidence of high-risk
pregnant adolescents who are abusing alcohol or drugs or
a combination of alcohol and drugs.
(2) An accounting of the health outcomes of infants
of high-risk pregnant adolescents, including infant
morbidity, rehospitalization, low birth weight, premature
birth, developmental delay, and other related areas.
(3) An accounting of school enrollment among
high-risk pregnant adolescents.
(4) An assessment of the effectiveness of the
counseling services in reducing the incidence of
high-risk pregnant adolescents who are abusing alcohol or
drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs.
(5) The effectiveness of the component of other
health programs aimed at reducing substance use among
(6) The need for an availability of substance abuse
treatment programs in the program areas that are
appropriate, acceptable, and accessible to adolescents.