Living With Opioid Addiction

Living With Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is rampant in the United States. One of the reasons for the epidemic is older adults are told they are no longer a good candidate for narcotic pain prescriptions. In support groups, seniors tell stories of no longer being able to obtain their medication legally so they turned to illegal means of obtaining the drug. […]

Phalanx Family Services Helps Chicago’s Needy Survive and Thrive

Phalanx Family Services Helps Chicago’s Needy Survive and Thrive

One of the most unknown and underappreciated non-profit community-based organizations in Chicago is Phalanx Family Services. The agency has operated programs in Chicago’s distressed black communities since 2002, providing workforce solutions to people and families with no to low-income who have barriers to employment, such as long-term under/unemployment, functional illiteracy, criminal backgrounds, and drug addiction. […]

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