Is stigma more harmful than heroin?

Since America’s founding, our relationship with dependence has been fraught at best, fatal at worst. “Independence!” we cry, charging forth across a country we stole, armed with devices we cannot live without. The terms within which we discuss addiction have been moralized, medicalized, and politicized in waves for the past century. (CRA Director Greg Scott quoted in article).

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Manning the SSDP table

Yesterday, I spent some time manning one of the tables at the Students For Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Conference in Rosemont! As always, I left knowing that somehow my presence there is to make a difference! I also left having learned just how meaningful this cause is to many people worldwide!

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The Last “First”

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.

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Job Opportunity: Financial Administrator (Part-Time)

The Financial Administrator (FA) is in charge of managing financial-related tasks for the Chicago Recovery Alliance (CRA). The FA performs budget and payroll transactions, maintains separate accounts such as discretionary and grant funding, prepares invoices and vouches for reimbursement by grant funds, monitors grant expenditures, manages daily accounting through QuickBooks, and maintains accurate financial records for tax-related purposes. The FA must follow company policies to process payments, approve money transfers, keep financial statements, review reimbursements, and approve purchase order requisitions. Additionally, the FA prepares financial reports, and collaborates with members of the CRA team as needed.

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Remembering Dan Bigg, Overdose Warrior

No one in the history of the world has done more to prevent opioid overdose death than Dan Bigg. At CRA’s event on on International Overdose Awareness Day 2018, several attendees stopped by our “video voice booth” to share their remembrances of history’s greatest overdose warrior.

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