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May

Marco Jacome to Lecture at National Substance Use Disorders Conference

May 17, 2011

HAS CEO Marco Jacome is scheduled to present a lecture at the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)’s upcoming national conference, “Substance Use Disorders: Understanding Prevention and Treatment Interventions with the Hispanic/Latino Family.” Marco’s talk, “Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic Populations” will take place on Thursday, May 19. Established in 1993 by the Substance Abuse and … [Read More…]

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May

BASTA! Domestic Violence Program Fundraising Bake Sale

May 16, 2011

HAS’s BASTA! Domestic Violence Program is holding a fundraising bake sale.  All proceeds go to help individuals and families experiencing domestic violence access counseling, emergency services, and more.  The bake sale is being held May 16th, 2011 from 12:30 to 7:00 at 2755 W, Armitage.

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May

HAS Youth Treatment Program Featured in La Raza

May 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

The HAS Youth Treatment Program and its manager, Julia Romero, are profiled in La Raza’s feature article for May 21, 2011.  The article,  “Jovenes en las Garras del Alcohol” (Youth in Alcohol’s Clutch), is available here.

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May

Thanks for Making Treating Moms Well a Success!

May 12, 2011

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 4th annual Treating Moms Well luncheon such a success! Special thanks to awardees Modern Wave Salon and Joan Mudd of the Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation.  Thanks as well to Chicago Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Bechara Choucair and Illinois Secretary of Human Services Michelle Saddler for … [Read More…]

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Apr

HAS to Take Part in Community Tobacco Prevention Project

April 11, 2011

Local organizations to receive more than $2 million for tobacco prevention efforts H.A.S. awarded funds to serve Chicago residents facing behavioral health challenges September 27, 2010 (Chicago) – Healthcare Alternative Systems (H.A.S.) was one of thirty community organizations to be  awarded subcontracts totaling more than $2 million to provide vulnerable communities with smoking cessation resources … [Read More…]

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Apr

Samantha F., Medication Assisted Treatment

April 4, 2011

On October 5, 2009, Samantha F. made a decision: she was going to get clean, no matter what it took. “I was in jail,” she remembers. “I was there every day—they were sick of me. And I just had this vision: I saw myself in a dumpster, dead. And I knew that if I didn’t … [Read More…]

4
Apr

Bobby G., Recovery Management

April 4, 2011

“If it weren’t for HAS,” states Bobby G., “I wouldn’t be here today.” Bobby, now sober for two years, drank for forty and had been in and out of treatment several times, but he came to HAS’s Recovery Management program at a particularly difficult point in his life: “I was alone, I was homeless, and … [Read More…]

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Apr

Melva Q., Youth Treatment

April 4, 2011

Melva Q used to think that alcohol use—sometimes heavy alcohol use—was a normal teenage pastime, just another way to have fun. “I was going to parties all the time,” she says. “I thought I was just enjoying life, living it to the fullest.” That changed in 2009 when Melva, then seventeen, was charged with underage … [Read More…]

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Apr

Glenda C., Postpartum Depression

April 4, 2011

When Glenda C. learned that her fourth child was going to be a girl, she cried—and not out of happiness. Although she cannot imagine life without her youngest daughter now, during her pregnancy the news meant only sadness and anxiety. As a survivor of childhood abuse herself, Glenda “just didn’t want to bring another girl … [Read More…]

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Apr

Dulce M., BASTA! Domestic Violence

April 4, 2011

In 2007, as part of an assignment at school, Dulce M.’s daughter composed a letter to Santa. What she wanted for Christmas, she wrote, was help with her father—she wanted the violence at home to stop. Dulce’s sadness at what her daughter had seen and experienced was compounded by a frightening piece of information: social … [Read More…]