Brickyard Residents and Drug Counselors Address Treatment Options

June 26, 2009

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We take your calls about The Brickyard series, and the current state of drug treatment in Chicago.

Panel:
Greg Scott:
Sociology professor at DePaul University in Chicago, and the reporter and producer of the series.

Jamie: Mother of three, grandmother to four children, heroin and crack cocaine addict for more than 20 years, worked as a prostitute to maintain her habit.

Steve: Married to Pam, two of the last three residents of the Brickyard.

Jeff: Lived in the Brickyard for a year and a half. He's a self-titled professional crackhead.

Jacque Elder: A licensed drug counselor, and professor in the drug addictions study program at Governors State University in University Park

Kelvy Brown: Director of Substance Abuse and Tobacco Control Programs for the Chicago Department of Public Health