March focusing on problem gambling awareness

CORE number one treatment center for problem gambling in Louisiana

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:10pm

When most think of addiction it is usually associated with thoughts of alcohol and drugs, but this month focuses on a different kind of addiction awareness that happens to be very prominent in the state of Louisiana.  This month of March focuses on problem gambling awareness.  Many people suffer from this locally, and the number one treatment center in the world for problem gambling is right here in Shreveport, Louisiana.  CORE, the Center of Recovery, works strictly with people that have a gambling addiction.  This month of awareness means the world to those that have recovered.

"My passion is to raise awareness for compulsive gambling because as a recovering compulsive gambler I know the depths of the addiction and what it can do to people.  I don't think people are really aware of that.  Since I have gotten recovery from compulsive gambling I have gone back to school to become a counselor," says Marla Lapeyronnie, recovered compulsive gambler.

Marla says that the people that work at CORE to help her on her way to recovery truly care about their patients.  The best part about the treatment is that it is completely free.  Free help for an addiction that is unfortunately swept under the rug more times than not.  There will be a gambling anonymous conference here in Lafayette March 22-24.  If you would like further information on this conference call Marla at (337) 275-0239.

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