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A prescription for trouble

January 24, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Locally, there’s an increase in heroin use.
“We have a big problem that we see on the horizon and we need to get [information] out there as quickly as possible,” Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson told the Echo Press on Tuesday. “We can’t ignore it.” Continue Reading

Problem gambler realizes addiction isn’t about money, but numbing feelings

March 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Curt’s drug was the slot machine. The local man could spend hours plugging dollars into the slots. In three hours, he could go through $500. At one point, he’d hit the betting button so many times that he developed carpal tunnel syndrome. Curt may have told himself he was looking for a big payout, but today he knows better. When he gambled, any anxiety or pain was replaced by a merciful numbness. Continue Reading

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Local help for game addictions hard to find

September 1, 2010 in INFORUM

Twelve to 16 hours a day, up to three computers at a time, using between five and seven Facebook accounts all to take part in a competitive cyber world of mafia crime. Continue Reading