Alcohol and Other Drugs
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work -- a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome.
SAMHSA has a substance abuse and alcoholism treatment locator to help people find treatment programs. The treatment locator is at: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Minnesota Department of Human Services The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division is the state alcohol and drug authority responsible for defining a statewide response to drug and alcohol abuse. This includes providing basic information on chemical health. It also includes planning a broad-based community service system. This system exists to evaluate the effectiveness of various chemical dependency services. It also funds innovative programs to promote reduction of alcohol and other drug problems and their effects on individuals, families and society.
Compulsive Gambling For many people, gambling can be a harmless form of entertainment. But when gambling goes from a recreation to an obsession, it becomes a problem. Whether it’s buying lottery tickets, going to a casino or playing poker with friends, problem gambling can cause negative psychological, physical, social and vocational consequences. It affects people of all cultures, ethnicities, ages, genders and socioeconomic categories. If not addressed, problem gambling can lead to pathological or compulsive gambling, which is a diagnosable mental health
Compulsive gambling is a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop gambling, “chasing” losses and an inability to stop gambling despite serious negative consequences.