3/28/2024 by Chestnut Health Systems
For Lynda, the enticement of gambling began with the introduction of pokies in Melbourne in 1992. What started as a casual pastime quickly spiraled into an addiction, consuming her nights and straining her relationships. The financial toll became evident as she resorted to misappropriating funds from her workplace to fuel her habit.
3/13/2024 by Chestnut Health Systems
It all started innocently at the age of seventeen when Bayu accompanied a friend to a bar, only to discover a TAB inside. What began as a casual outing soon spiraled into a consuming habit. Bayu found himself gambling more than he could afford, oblivious to the mounting financial strain until he couldn't even afford food.
3/1/2023 by Michelle Hommert-Helm
March is problem gambling awareness month. Approximately 6 million Americans experience problems due to their gambling behavior each year. Gambling disorder is a mental health condition that can be helped with professional treatment. Your awareness may help a loved one with a gambling problem seek the necessary help.
2/27/2023 by Chestnut Health Systems
Several effective medications are available to help people living with an opioid use disorder. Unfortunately, they carry the stigma of ‘trading one drug for another.’ Researchers from Chestnut Health Systems and from the University of Illinois Chicago are studying ways to get more patients into Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). It starts with simple information and education about treatment options.
2/23/2023 by Molly Robey, Ph.D.
The theme for Black History Month this year is “Black Resistance: A Journey to Equality.” The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) explains that the theme recognizes the ways that “Black people have had to consistently push the United States to live up to its ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice for all.” 
12/22/2021 by Molly Robey, Ph.D.
A few weeks ago, the American Girl catalog landed in our mailbox. My nine-year-old was excited to see it (as always), and she grew even more excited as she flipped through and found a two-page spread with the heading “Tradition Keepers.” Here were six American Girl Dolls dressed in their holiday finest. Only one of them was wearing a Christmas dress. The other dolls wore fancy outfits to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Eid al-Fitr, Diwali, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. For my daughter, who struggles this time of year as the only Jewish child in her school, that photo spread was meaningful. She saw herself alongside these other “American Girls.” She is unique perhaps in her community, but these images tell her she belongs. More...
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