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Out of treatment, back on the job: State tax commissioner says he used alcohol to cope with schedule, grief

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK ­â€” When the demands of work and his election campaign became too much, North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger turned to the bottle.
“I think it just kind of came to the point this year where, with a lot of the different t…continue reading on

Sanford project hopes to stem alcohol-exposed pregnancies

December 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Unlike other programs focusing on preventing alcohol exposure in women already pregnant, the Sanford program will focus on women who have not yet conceived.
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Wisconsin’s Teresa McGovern Center part of legacy

October 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

If more people were open and compassionate like McGovern, the stigma of mental illness and addiction would be less and more people would seek treatment.
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A family problem: Loved ones often more affected by alcoholism than the addict

August 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO At her worst, “Jane” of New York Mills, Minn., avoided family gatherings. Continue Reading

OBIT: Earnie Larsen, 71, ex-priest turned Hazelden self-help and recovery author, lecturer

January 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Earnie Larsen was a nationally known author and lecturer in the field of recovery, a counselor who created what he called Stage II Recovery, and according to his website,, a guest on radio and television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Continue Reading

Indian health researchers identify challenges for region’s reservations

October 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

American Indians die from such preventable diseases as diabetes at far higher rates than other Americans, especially in North Dakota and other states in the region, and a leading Indian health authority says more tribally driven research is needed to reduce such disparities.
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