Prosecuting a war against heroin

  • By Chad Sabora
  • 16 Feb, 2017

State's attorney-turned-addict fights the narcotic's rising tide

Chad Sabora was wrapping up his harrowing account of heroin addiction and recovery when he left a November forum at the Northbrook Public Library with a curious final remark:

"People used to call me a junkie and I hated it," he said. "I wear that with pride today."

Sabora was once a Cook County prosecutor with a fiancee, a house in the suburbs and a furious, covert habit. Narcotic pain pills led him to heroin, and after months of increasingly reckless use, Chicago police caught him with five packets of the drug in his car.

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By Chad Sabora 15 May, 2017
By Chad Sabora 15 May, 2017
911 Good Samaritan just passed its final vote! 5 years of hard work just paid off. Thank you everyone and thank you Representative Steven Lynch you are truly a hero my friend.
By Chad Sabora 28 Mar, 2017
By Chad Sabora 28 Mar, 2017
By Chad Sabora 27 Mar, 2017
The 911 Good Samaritan bill just passed out of the rules committee 12-0. It is now headed to the speaker of the house for a full house vote. We still have the senate after this but this is the farthest this bill has ever gone. Thank you to all for the support and sticking by this bill for 5 years. Thank you Representative Steven Lynch for your hard work as this bills sponsor!
By Chad Sabora 24 Mar, 2017
By Chad Sabora 17 Mar, 2017
Harm reduction advocate Chad Sabora outlines his rules for staying alive if you're still using and what to do if you encounter an opioid overdose.

Note: The following article contains standard instructions you would receive in states where Narcan is legal either through a standing order at a pharmacy or through lay person distribution. Those states are: AK, AZ, CA, CO, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VT, WA, and WI. If you do not live in one of these states please consult a medical professional.
By Chad Sabora 01 Mar, 2017
House bill 294 which is the 911 Good Samaritan Law passed out of the House committee on crime prevention and public safety this morning with a vote of 9-1. It now goes to the select committee for another vote and hopefully then to he speaker of the house for a full vote on the house floor. Thank you to everyone that testified and our biggest thank you goes to Representative   Steven Lynch   for all your hard work sponsoring this bill.
By Chad Sabora 22 Feb, 2017
By Chad Sabora 20 Feb, 2017
Great news to share from Jefferson City, tomorrow morning at 8 a.m we will have our first hearing on house bill 294 which is the 911 Good Samaritan Law before the house committee on crime prevention and public safety.  Kathi Arbini  and I will be there to testify on this life saving legislation. As always we owe a huge thank you to the bill sponsor and our amazing friend Representative  Steven Lynch .
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