Tag Archives: addiction

Gambling Addiction

Is it a true addiction? Is the spread of casinos feeding this problem? Who is the troubled gambler? Is treatment effective?

Dick’s guest, Keith Whyte, the director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, dispels several myths and explains the magnitude of this problem in the United States.

“There’s a winning phase and a losing phase, and for most people, that’s it,” Whyte said. “For problem gamblers, there’s a losing phase and a desperation phase.”

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The 12 Steps and Addiction in America

How effective is the 12-step program in treating alcoholism and other addictions? When is the 12-step program not enough?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a board certified addiction psychiatrist who has practiced addiction medicine for 30 years. He is presently Director of Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis., and is the past president of American Society of Addiction Medicine.

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