CRA site codes

This list of outreach site codes is for use in documenting the outreach activities of CRA and its community partner organizations.

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The Magical Silver Truck

Hey, folks. I, Charles Preston, reporting fellow for City Bureau, would like to tell you all about a magical silver truck that you can find throughout Chicago. My reporting team is investigating the impact of the Illinois budget impasse on mental and behavioral health organizations through the lens of the opioid crisis. Our reporting has led us to Chicago Recovery Alliance, an organization that has been servicing heroin users since 2001.

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Preventing Empty Spaces

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.

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Naloxone Saves Lives: Public Service Announcement Concerning Opioid Overdose Prevention

Naloxone is a generic, inexpensive pure opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid intoxication (overdose) by restoring respiration. Although it’s been deemed “safer than sugar water” and has been used by paramedics and emergency room practitioners for more than 40 years, it’s available only by prescription. However, across the United States more than 200 community-based harm reduction organizations run “take home naloxone” programs that allow opioid users–and their friends and family–to obtain naloxone, and the training on how to use it effectively in response to an OD, free of charge.

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Where are we today?

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CRA Newsletter
Chicago Recovery Alliance
3110 West Taylor Street
Chicago IL 60612
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