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INTRODUCTING THE CORE BOOKSTORE
 


ARCHIVES OF PAST CORE ALERTS AND OTHER INFORMATIONAL PAGES

Substance Abuse Treatment Reduces Cost to Society:  a powerpoint presentation by Dr. Dan Lustig.
WANT TO HELP?--VISIT OUR HOW TO HELP PAGE

Why fund addiction treatment, is it worth the money?  See what the numbers say 

CORE BY-LAWS approved May 20, 2011

Are you in recovery from alcohol or  or drug problems?  Know your Rights -a 16 page SAMHSA pamphlet


Speaking to a group or talking to others about CORE-Illinois?  Here are some aids to help

"Growing Evidence Points to Peers Directly Affecting Client Outcomes"--As published in Mental Health Weekly on February 15, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS
--Highlights of the 
2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

How does Illinois compare?
 How do the Alcohol and Substance abuse policies of Illinois compare to the rest of the nation.  

A DAY IN THE LIFE
--a day in the life of American adolescents: substance abuse facts.

 Did you know Faces and Voices of Recovery is sponsoring a Congressional caucus?    Please go to Faces and Voices of Recovery  if you would like to contact your congress Person to urge them to join the caucus.  
   

Here are a couple of talking points*  to use when discussing the need for increased spending of substance abuse treatment.

Did you know?

*Source:Shoveling up II, May 2009 

  • For every dollar the federal and state governments spends on prevention or treatment for children, it spends $60.25 on the consequences of substance abuse and addiction to them.

  • If substance abuse and addiction were its own budget category at the federal level, it would rank sixth, behind social security, national defense, income security, Medicare and other health programs.

  • If substance abuse and addiction were its own state budget category, it would rank second just behind spending on elementary and secondary education.

  • According to the National Institute on Drugs Abuse, the return on investing in treatment alone may exceed 12:1: that is every dollar spent on treatment can reduce future burden costs by $12 or more in reducing drug related crime and criminal justice and health care costs.
                       

                  
         

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