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SEPTEMBER DIVERSITY MESSAGE

Please take a couple minutes to read this beautiful message written by Charley Galassini and the Diversity Committee

September is National Recovery Month and this year, the theme attached to the month is "Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community."

But is that really happening in the world we live in? Since this discussion is on diversity, let's delve into how diversity shows itself in substance abuse treatment. I think most of us would think there is a lack of true equality in medical treatment. In wanting to see if there was the same issue in substance abuse treatment I came across an interesting article. "Not Equal: Racial Disparities in Addiction/Substance Abuse Treatment." Some of the highlights that show the disparity in all receiving treatment for addiction equally in the United States.

The article highlights that all groups: Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Native Americans, and Asian Americans do not have the same access to treatment as White Americans, and if we look closer White women do not have the same access to treatment as White males.  READ MORE

"NIEAPA members shall seek to develop an awareness of their own personal and cultural values and beliefs as one way of appreciating the importance of multicultural identities in our own lives and in the lives of those we serve.  NIEAPA members shall have and continue to develop specialized knowledge and understanding about the values, traditions and systems of all employees at the workplaces they serve."

  RESOURCE DIRECTORY & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

The Resource Directory is a central source of services that fall under the EAP umbrella and is a great tool for all.  We encourage you to use and share with your colleagues.

Please use the Resource Directory if you are looking for up to date information on treatment centers' recent changes, additions or reduction of services. The link also provides contact information for each center's outreach professional.

This list has been provided by the Chicagoland Professional Liaison Association, which is an organization for outreach professionals in the behavioral health field working in the Greater Chicagoland area. We thank the group for sharing this information with their NIEAPA colleagues.


Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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