Category Archives: Blog

Medical Study: Different Brain Chemistry in Problem Gamblers

Posted on Sep 03 2015 by Blog, Gambling, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

A study presented in Berlin found the opioid center of the brain works different in people with an addiction to gambling than with volunteers. The article presents the facts pretty plainly, but the implications back up two other observations. First,

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Richmond Times Dispatch Article

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

At 20, Joseph Curci has lost $40,000 to gambling since he started playing poker with friends five years ago. Then he started hitting the racetrack near his New Jersey home. Sports betting came next. Before long, his addiction was blowing through

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Featured on MTV’s True Life: I’m a Gambler

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Whether betting on sports, black jack, or online poker, many of us enjoy the occasional chance to turn loose change into mad money. But for nine million Americans — gambling is a dangerous preoccupation that’s causing massive debt, damaged

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Our Executive Director Quoted in New York Post

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Liberty could get up to $1M from Foxwoods In a league where every revenue dollar counts, the Liberty yesterday announced a multiyear sponsorship deal with Foxwoods Resorts Casino that will give the Connecticut gambling giant prominent placement on

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Brief Article: Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

This brief article states the variety of benefits that come from exercise. Regular exercise is beneficial for those with issues in various forms of addiction, alcoholism, drug abuse, anxiety, depression, and other mental afflictions. To read

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The Most Important Lesson by Mark Black

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

No matter what obstacles life inevitably throws in your way, the most important lesson to respect is that of perseverance. Do everything in your power to incorporate this into your life and… -NEVER stop running down your

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Brief Article: NYTimes: Lucrative Gambling Pits Tribe Against Tribe

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

From The New York Times: Lucrative Gambling Pits Tribe Against Tribe Plans for two tribal casinos are drawing fierce opposition from nearby tribes with casinos that they say will be hurt by the newcomers. To read more, Click

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Article: “Stopping Haters from Derailing Your Recovery”

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Recovery from any form of addiction [alcohol, drugs, gambling] is a process. During this process, there will be times where people are supportive of your decision begin progression in life and those who support your negative behavior and sabotage

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Poem: “Look to this Day” by Kalidasa

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Look to this day: For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course Lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, The glory of action, The splendour of achievement Are but experiences of time. For

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Brief Article: There is Always Hope for Recovery

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Do you feel hopeless due to your negative behavior? Do you feel that your addiction issues are unbreakable shackles that keep you from progressing through life? If 23 million Americans can recover from substance abuse and other forms of

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Video: School educating students from Addicts to Graduates

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

This school featured by CBS News is not just a treatment center for addictive behavior, but their students are getting their education for success as well. To view the video, Click

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Article: Why Do People Become Addicted?

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

“If you’re reading this, you probably have a friend or family member who is addicted to something: gambling, drugs, alcohol, even sex or the internet. And you’re probably wondering how did they ever wind up in such a bad place in their lives?

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Brief Article: Top 10 steps in drug addiction intervention

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Define the purpose of the talk, gain permission to talk, and help the person understand the reason for the intervention. Raise awareness of the issue in the context of the person’s health. Screen, evaluate and assess substance

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Article: Addiction professionals & creativity: How addiction counselors use art to heal

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Deborah Feller is a psychotherapist who takes feelings she encounters in therapy sessions and transforms these into drawings and paintings. A highly gifted artist, she talks with us here about her work in addiction therapy and how the process of

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Article: How to Establish Respect in Relationships After Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Relationships And Life After Alcohol and Drugs: Begin With Self Respect Create An Action Plan For Addiction Recovery Approach Friends, Colleagues, and Others Face-To-Face To read more,

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Brief Article: Addiction Self Control

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Exercising Self Control In Addiction Treatment How can you exercise more self-control in addiction recovery? How can you implement strategies to prevent relapsing?   How can you resist cravings and overcome thoughts? We explore here and introduce

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Brief Article: Addiction and Low Self Esteem

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Self Esteem Exercise Go to the mirror, look the person you see straight in the eye, and see what your immediate reaction is. If it’s less than very positive, you have a self esteem issue – no “ifs”, “ands” or “buts” about it.

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Brief Article: Is it Wrong to be Selfish in Early Recovery?

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Selfishness In Addiction Recovery Many people talk about putting yourself first in order to recover from drug, alcohol or chemical addictions. For some people, early recovery may be a necessary time of self-reflection and time spent alone. Others,

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The Story of the Butterfly

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

The Story of the Butterfly A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it

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Article: How can parents prevent drug abuse and drug use?

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

 Set a positive example.  Ask open-ended questions. Practice open communication daily. Get involved in your children’s lives. Be nonjudgmental. Talk about drugs and alcohol early on. Set clear rules and enforce them. Be a parent

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Gambling Addiction Treatment Centers

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

You’ve enjoyed going to the casino for a long time. But sometimes you wonder if your gambling habit might be unhealthy. Here are some signs that your gambling problem is out of control, and that it might be time to seek help from a gambling

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Can Machine Learning Combat Gambling Addiction?

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

By Angela Guess John Burn-Murdoch of The Guardian reports, “Britain’s gambling industry is booming, and new figures show almost one in 20 iPhone owners use sports betting apps, but a UK technology firm is using behavioral data to combat the

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Shopping Is a ‘Loop of Loneliness’

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

By: Ben Popken, NBC News Sad shoppers are getting sadder. Findings from a new study show when we’re feeling blue and socially isolated, we shop. Shopping, meanwhile, makes us even more depressed and alone. To fix it, we shop—and the

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You May Have A Gambling Problem If You…

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Feel the need to be secretive about your gambling. You might gamble in secret or lie about how much you gamble, feeling others won’t understand or that you will surprise them with a big win. Have trouble controlling your gambling. Once you

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How Is Gambling Bad For You?

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

In some cases, gambling can become a problematic behavior causing many difficulties. This type of compulsive behavior is often called “problem gambling”. It is typically a progressive addiction that can have many negative psychological, physical

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New Zealand Bets More On The NBA Than Soccer

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Game for a gamble By Steve Deane Many sports in New Zealand couldn’t function without the injection of revenue from gambling. Basketball has become the country’s betting sport of choice. The Tall Blacks’ attempt to qualify for the

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Betting on Inflation and Unemployment….What?!

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Gamblers Take On Central Bank Forecasts By: Katrina Bishop | Deputy News Editor, CNBC.com Simon Dawson | Getty Images Sick of the “experts” getting their economic forecasts wrong? Members of the public are being encouraged to take on

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Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

If you are a fan of baseball and have struggled with gambling you will find this book very enjoyable.  As a compulsive gambler in recovery myself I understand where Pete Rose has been in battling this problem.  I can’t even imagine where my

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Researchers Shocked by Level of Violence Inflicted on Relatives of Gamblers

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Blog     — No Comment

Melbourne University researchers shocked by level of violence inflicted on relatives of gamblers The World Today By Tom Nightingale Researchers investigating links between gambling and family violence say they are shocked by the evidence they

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