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Date archive: March 2012

Taking a Gamble: Illinois Lottery Sales Now Online!

Taking a Gamble: Illinois Lottery Sales Now Online!

Last week, Illinois became the first state to allow lottery tickets to be sold online. On the first day of sales, tickets for the games Mega Millions and Lotto brought in $15,000 for the state. Illinois as the guinea pig Over the next three years, Illinois will be using the money from these lottery sales…

The Connection Between Emotional Trauma & Drug Abuse

The Connection Between Emotional Trauma & Drug Abuse

We often blame emotional trauma during childhood for negative occurrences later in life, like difficulty holding down a job, making friends or committing to marriage —  and rightfully so. While there may be a tendency to excuse negative behavior as a result of emotional trauma of long ago, there is reason to take it into…

Can Drug Traffickers Be Defeated?

Can Drug Traffickers Be Defeated?

Vice President Joe Biden recently met with a number of leaders of Central American countries in the hopes of defeating drug traffickers. The talks occurred after Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina made public his country’s consideration of legalizing drugs. Molina said in a statement a few weeks ago that because of the United States’ high…

Q&A: Maritsa Yzaguirre, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Adolescent Facility

Q&A: Maritsa Yzaguirre, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Adolescent Facility

Maritsa Yzaguirre, Executive Director, talks to us about Treatment Solutions’ brand new adolescent treatment facility program in Wellington, FL, opening soon. Tell me about your background as it relates to adolescent addiction treatment, and why you’re excited to be the new Executive Director. I was originally a high school teacher and guidance counselor, and so I…

Are You An “Almost” Alcoholic?

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We’re always talking about alcohol abuse and dependence, and the difference between the two. They both suffer consequences because of their drinking, but alcoholics are physically dependent on the substance, and they experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop drinking. The American Psychiatric Association is considering categorizing alcohol abuse within a spectrum of disorders, which would classify some…

Support for Families of Addicts

Support for Families of Addicts

When someone in a family has an addiction, the whole family suffers. Family members often fall into the destructive habit of enabling the addict among them. Without help, families fall into dysfunction and everyone is affected. Family members need support too. Embarrassed by Having a Family Member with an Addiction When parents, siblings, or children…

Binge Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

Binge Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

Anyone planning to go out and party this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day should take care to drink responsibly. There are those who look forward to the month of March so they can have an excuse to get drunk celebrating the Irish heritage. While binge drinking occurs throughout the year, St. Patrick’s Day is certainly…

Q&A: Gary Cashel, Treatment Consultant

Q&A: Gary Cashel, Treatment Consultant

Gary Cashel talks Treatment Consultancy, and how his experience as an Employment Assistance Professional at an international alcohol giant makes him even more passionate about helping others today. How long have you been working with Treatment Solutions? About six months. The leadership and team support has been amazing. What we do isn’t easy… it takes a…

Social/Binge Drinking… It’s a Slippery Slope

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Many people take pride being able to go out with friends and NOT get totally smashed. And that’s a good thing, they should feel proud… because binge drinking can easily lead to full-blown alcoholism. Dangerous territory Social drinkers drink alcohol responsibly, for the most part — meaning they don’t drink to get drunk and binge….

Native American Tribe Is Suing Beer Companies

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A lawsuit surrounding a South Dakotan Indian tribe is helping to spread awareness about communities that suffer from alcoholism — communities like the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, one of the poorest counties in the United States. How alcoholism effects the tribal community Residents of Pine Ridge, a community located on the southern edge of South Dakota, live…

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