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The Impact of Racism and Mindfulness on Health

By Mark Gold, MD on June 20, 2019

A recent study brings forward some important insight into how racial discrimination affects behavioral health outcomes among young Black Americans. Read further to find out more about the negative impact of discrimination and how mindfulness may prove to be an effective strategy in mitigating associated health risks.

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Ask a Counselor: How can I help my family understand what I’m going through?

By Addiction Resource Center on June 18, 2019

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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

Topics: lgbtq
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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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