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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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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Interim Leadership Team

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Collaborators, Funders, and Community Partners:

With a mixture of sadness and optimism, I’d like to let you know that the Chicago Recovery Alliance has established an interim leadership team. Greg Scott will serve as the Interim Executive Director with considerable support from Associate Directors Karen Stanczykiewicz and Suzanne Carlberg-Racich. I (Maya Doe-Simkins) will be temporarily stepping into Greg’s former role of Director of Media & Communications.

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In Memory of Dan Bigg, Harm Reduction Godfather

Tessie Castillo: When I think of Dan Bigg, I think of Santa Claus — not a jolly, red-suited figure of lore who delivers tricycles and wooden horse rockers to children, but an edgy, swearing, fingers-in-the-air Santa Claus whose gifts were the gifts of life.

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