Facts You Need to Know About Addiction

Alcohol: One quarter of all emergency room admissions, one-third of all suicides, and more than half of all homicides and incidents of domestic violence are alcohol related. (“Sobering Facts on the Dangers of Alcohol,” NY Newsday, April 24, 2002.)(1) People who begin drinking bwefore age 15 are four times more … Continue reading

Testimony on Medical Marijuana

Testimony on Medical Marijuana There is a concerted effort to pass legislation in every state either as “marijuana as a medicine” or the outright legalization and taxation of marijuana as revenue. The following testimony was give by Susie Dugan, Former Executive Director of Pride-Omaha, Nebraska.——————————————————————————–Drug Watch International Susie Dugan Iowa … Continue reading

Economic and Social Costs of Gambling: Unfunded Mandates

The rate of Pathological Gambling is significantly higher among minorities and lower-income individuals. A recent study conducted at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions and funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported the rate of gambling addiction among Caucasians Americans as .5 percent. Among … Continue reading