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Men’s Health Week: Recovery Reinvented

By Morgan Gliedman on June 14, 2019

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Can CBD Help in the Treatment of and Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder?

By Mark Gold, MD on June 13, 2019

The physiological cravings that accompany addiction, along with memory cues and environment triggers specific to each patient can cause a recurrence of use or relapse. As such, effective treatment needs to address a person’s behavioral health and help them learn how to cope with stress and environmental triggers.

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Addiction Policy Forum Celebrates the LGBTQ Community with a new Rainbow Logo for Pride Month

By Jessica Hulsey Nickel on June 13, 2019

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Illinois Innovators Stepping Up to Combat Addiction

By Kelsey Trotter on June 11, 2019

 

Whether you’re a Cubs, White Sox or Cardinals fan, one thing is true for Illinoisans -- we love our baseball teams. Growing up a Cubs fan I lived in the cycle of loss after loss, until something amazing happened. In 2016, I went to a spring training game in Arizona and said, “This year is the year.” Of course I had said this many times before, but something was different this time. That year the Cubs won the World Series, ending their 108-year drought. 

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Empowering Youth to Power Communities

By Kelsey Trotter on June 11, 2019

 
Consider, for a moment, a snowball. One snowball is made up of millions of tiny snowflakes, every single one unique. Although different, they stick together, becoming bigger, stronger, and more powerful.
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Recovery Ready Community

By Simone Greene on June 11, 2019

 
The Chicago neighborhood of Austin knows all too well the destruction of addiction. One of the city’s largest neighborhoods, it’s also one of the deadliest for overdose deaths, consistently ranking in the top five. Despite that, resources in the community aren’t readily available for those looking for recovery. Dora and John Wright are trying to change this.
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