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Resources for Addictions and Substance Use Disorders


Jewish Center for Addiction: Prevention, Help and Hope

The goal of the  Jewish Center for Addiction at JCFS Chicago is to ensure that Jewish individuals and their families who are impacted by addiction find support within the Jewish community and receive education on treatment resources. JCA programs address specific needs of Chicago’s Jewish community and reflect best practices in the addiction prevention and treatment fields.

Services Include:
Community Education
Youth Drug Prevention
Older Adult Services
Information and Referral
Jewish Resources for Recovery
Professional Training
Advanced clinical training on evidence-based practices.
Consultation to Jewish organizations around the country that are interested in developing addiction recovery programs in their local communities.
Support & Funding.

Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services

The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (Partnership Center) at HHS leads the department’s efforts to build and support partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in order to better serve individuals, families and communities in need. They provide tool kits, webinars, and funding opportunities to help faith communities to prevent and provide support for people facing addiction and substance use disorders. Learn more.

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit

This toolkit, which is segmented into seven key areas, briefly covers practical ways your community can consider bringing hope and healing to those in need. To further complement this kit, we recommend signing up for their monthly webinars, which go into greater detail and highlight promising practices. Sign up by emailing Partnerships@HHS.Gov.

Prevent Opioid Misuse Postcard

The Surgeon General just published a post card with 5 steps to prevent opioid misuse.  Check it out here..


The following are links to webinars aimed to educate and resource faith and community leaders on addictions and opioids.
Creating a Culture of Compassion and Action in Response to the Opioid Crisis. Listen to a recording of this webinar which includes input from Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church and Marla Kaufman, founder of the Jewish Addiction Awareness Network. They address addiction, fear and misinformation that can challenge a community’s supportive response to these individuals and their families.

Cook County Medications Disposal

Drug Disposal Initiative
A new campaign called the Cook County Meds Disposal Initiative is helping Cook County residents know what to do with unused medications. It includes a directory of sites throughout the county where people can dispose of medications. Proper disposal of medications is important for the environment and can also prevent their misuse.
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A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.