The Chicago Recovery Alliance is excited & proud to launch an exciting new initiative: The Alliance for Collaborative Drug Checking—Real Time (ACDC-RT)!
To our knowledge, this is one of the first real-time, triangulated spectrometer drug checking projects in the country. We are all thrilled for the possibilities! At the same time, the launch has been emotional for us. This is the final revolutionary brainchild of our founding director Dan Bigg, who doggedly worked toward the idea’s realization for the past several years.
Opioid overdose is a byproduct of institutionalized racial violence. In 2018, CRA launched an aggressive opioid overdose expansion initiative. It addresses institutional racism and structural violence by focusing on community care and resilience and preventing the trauma of avoidable overdose deaths.