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18 Aug Jail Time Likely for DUI Offenders

One of the most common questions that is likely to enter the mind of an individual arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is whether or not he or she will serve time in jail. While it may take a few hours of sobering up for this question to emerge, it is still one that demands attention.
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Compulsive Gamblers

13 Jul 10 Common Lies Compulsive Gamblers Tell

If you’re living with a compulsive gambler, you’re already familiar with the never-ending cycle of lies, half-truths, and deliberate distortion of facts. But if you haven’t yet confirmed (but do suspect) that your spouse or partner has a gambling addiction, look carefully at his or her behavior patterns for signs that gambling has become more than just a casual occurrence. Compulsive lying is one of the symptoms of compulsive or pathological gamblers. These gamblers are addicted to gambling, and lying becomes second nature to them. What are some of the common lies compulsive gamblers tell? Read on.
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06 Jul Working with Families While Patients are in Treatment

by April Pittman, M.S., M.S., B.S., Counselor at COPAC [caption id="attachment_722" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="April Pittman is a Counselor at COPAC "][/caption] Addiction impacts the entire family system. The addict typically experiences feelings of despair, hopelessness, guilt, shame, loneliness and worthlessness. The family also experiences similar feelings. Families...

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After Gambling Addiction

29 Jun Regaining Financial Security After Gambling Addiction

Now that you’re in recovery for gambling addiction, you can begin to rebuild your life. A big part of that will undoubtedly involve repairing the financial nightmare that resulted from your compulsive gambling. Just the stress of trying to deal with creditors, mountains of piled up debt, and the insecurity of not knowing if you’ll be able to financially independent again can take a huge toll. Don’t let it. You can regain your financial strength, security and confidence in your ability to take care of your financial obligations. But you do need help.
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Hiding Alcoholism

21 Sep Hiding Alcoholism: The High-Functioning Alcoholic

Alcoholism is a debilitating disease that affects almost 18 million Americans. Unlike other types of addictions where symptoms are obvious because of physical signs or ailments, alcoholism is an illness that can go undetected. Recently Diane Schuler—the Long Island mother who drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway, killing herself along with seven other people—was found to be under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.
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