Linden Oaks will host a town-hall discussion about new recreational cannabis

May 09, 2017

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health and ten other community addiction treatment centers in the Chicagoland area have teamed up to present an addiction awareness event, Opposing Big Cannabis: A town-hall discussion about new recreational cannabis, on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 8:00 – 10:00 am.

 The event will be held at the Linden Oaks Naperville Outpatient Center (1335 N. Mill Street, Naperville, IL) and will feature speaker and drug policy expert, Kevin Sabet, PhD.  Kevin will discuss recreational cannabis, the effect of medical marijuana, and how these changes will impact our communities, children, and organizations who offer addiction services.

Kevin has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for almost 20 years.  He is an internationally recognized authority and consultant to numerous organizations, including the United Nations.  Kevin frequently serves as a drug policy author, public speaker, speech writer, diplomat, and external a­ffairs consultant.

“This event is a tremendous display of unity and support from treatment centers in the greater Chicago area who have been compelled to come together and speak out about the impact irresponsible cannabis legislation has already had on our communities,” says Aaron Weiner, Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks. “We are already seeing adolescents in our schools using marijuana at increased rates and minimizing the serious negative health implications of marijuana use for children.  “Medical” dispensaries are actively targeting them with their product branding and marketing under our current system - responsible legislation is critical in protecting against further harm and preventing Big Cannabis.”

The event is open to the public and breakfast will be provided.  There is no fee to register but eating is limited.  To reserve a seat, visit

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will host the event with participating addiction treatment centers including Acadia Healthcare, Recovery Division, Banyan Treatment Center, Dupage County Prevention Leadership Team, Footprints to Recovery, Northwest Community Healthcare, Positive Sobriety Institute, Presence Health, Riverwalk Counseling Center, Rosecrance and Soft Landing Recovery.