Chad Sabora

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Born (1976-04-06) April 6, 1976 (age 48)
CitizenshipUnited States
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Juris Doctorate degree
Alma mater
  • University of Illinois
  • John Marshall School of Law
  • Proprietor
  • Executive Director
Known forCo-founder and Executive Director of the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery
AwardsRobert C. Randall Award

Chad Sabora (born April 6, 1976) is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery.[1] A former heroin user, Sabora applies his knowledge and experience with addiction to help others who are also facing the effects of substance use disorder. He has dedicated many years to the study and improvement of the addiction treatment industry.


In 2001, Sabora received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.[2] He also received a Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall School of Law[3] in June of 2004.



From 2005 to 2007, Sabora worked as a sole proprietor for Suburban Counseling Services. Through this avenue, Sabora strove to establish addiction treatment services for individuals who were involved with the criminal justice system for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He also hired and helped to equip employees, which included both receptionists and medical doctors.

Sabora also worked as an assistant sales attorney in Chicago, IL with Cook County State’s Attorney[4] from 2005 to 2008. In this position, Sabora prosecuted cases that involved child support. He also worked with cases that involved child abuse or neglect and assisted in removing children from harmful and abusive environments.

Addiction Services Industry

Sabora has done a fair share of work in the field of substance use disorder treatment. He is currently serving as the Co-founder and director of Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery[5] in St. Loius, Missouri. As such, he has implemented the first peer drop-in center and legal services center for individuals struggling with addiction.

Chad Sabora is also the Co-founder of Mo Safe Project.[6] Additionally, he works to provide education about overdose and the implementation of naloxone distribution on the criminal justice scene.

Finally, Sabora uses his talents, experience, and education to serve as the Co-Founder of Mo Better Living[7] and the Co-founder and Chief Development Officer for Sana Lake Recovery Center.[8]

Honors and Recognition

Chad Sabora has received recognition through various awards. He received The Robert C. Randall Award for achievement[9] in the field of citizen action. Sabora has also delivered a TEDx talk[10] in 2019 about the harmful effects of the Drug Policy in the United States.

Sabora also had a featured cover story in the New York Times[11] in 2019.


  1. "Chad Sabora/ Executive Director". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  2. "University of Illinois at Chicago". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  3. "UIC John Marshall Law School | University of Illinois at Chicago". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  4. "Cook County State's Attorney". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  5. "Missouri Network For Opiate Reform and Recovery". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  6. "Needle Exchange | Missouri | Missouri Safe Project". mo-safe-project. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  7. "Mo Better Living". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  8. "Sana Lake Recovery Center - Missouri's #1 Addiction Treatment Program". Sana Lake Recovery Center. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  9. "Achievement Awards". Reform Conference. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  10. Sabora, Chad, U.S. DRUG POLICY AND THE DESTRUCTION THAT FOLLOWS, retrieved 2020-06-01
  11. Goodnough, Abby (2019-07-16). "States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That's Helping Them May Dry Up". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-01.

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