The Chicago Recovery Alliance (CRA) is a racially and ethnically diverse group composed of people living with HIV and drug use, working in addiction treatment, healthcare, education, law and other assorted areas. CRA is unique as an organization in that our work entails building one-on-one relationships with individuals affected by HIV and drug use and provide them with a wide array of options for achieving any positive change as they define it for themselves. CRA is an organization for those interested in directly serving, supporting, educating and advocating with others for reducing drug related harm.
We are very happy to be releasing the final version of our new training video on the use of injectable naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. Please check it out and share widely. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful people who participated in this project, on camera and behind the scenes.
Schedule an Overdose Prevention Training
Educator training, individual training, volunteer training
Do you want to implement an overdose prevention and naloxone program within your agency? We can help with staff and participant training! We prioritize trainings that involve people who use drugs- we’d love to train your staff as well as participants.
We are looking for a full time team member at CRA; This position requires strong initiative and willingness to support all staff and assist in the coordination of volunteers in conducting effective disease prevention. The right candidate will also have a proven commitment to the field of Harm Reduction and a desire to respectfully collaborate with People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) to assist any positive change as a person describes it for themselves. This is a high intensity job and the right candidate will have a willingness to engage in team work and the ability to work independently.
We are so pleased at how many people and organizations have come out of the woodwork to help ensure the safety and survival of people who use drugs in the context of COVID-19. We’ve seen a surge of interest in overdose prevention and naloxone. The new surge reminds us of the importance of remembering history and the basics. So we’ve put together some notes for you.
CRA provides a wide array of services to people who want to reduce drug-related harm in their lives and in their communities. Our staff and volunteers are well-training and experienced in assisting in the achievement of any positive change as defined by the individuals with whom we engage.
Services are provided seven days a week, nearly every day of the year, at our many different outreach and drop-in locations. If you’re seeking positive change and assistance in reducing drug-related harm, we’re here to help!