Gambling and video game addiction

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I think when we are talking about teens and we are talking about gambiling, we really kind have to expand what we are talking about. So it is not going to be a very common occurrence to see your teenage son or daughter betting 100 bucks on the football game. If we take a look at kids at an early age that are totally into video games and I know with some of these video games, you can play games with people all over the world. And so, that opens up to making it not as big of a deal. The online poker parlors do not seem that far off. So it is not like you are going to see a kid out throwing dice on the street corner anymore but you would be more likely to see somebody on the internet doing online gaming. And it certainly has become a problem not only from an addiction standpoint but also from a behavioral. Kids that are isolated and they are locked in front of their computer and it is going to set up other behavioral problems for them down the road.

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Dan Cronin, LISAC, CADAC, CAS, CCS

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Dan Cronin has been a Substance Abuse Expert, a leading figure in the fields of Alcohol and Drug Intervention, Alternative Sentencing and Case Management for over 20 years. His organizations, Dan Cronin Consulting and A.I.R., provide Alcohol and Drug Abuse Care Management throughout North America and the world, for individuals, corporations and organizations including the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, where he is the Director of their Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Programs.

As a licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (LISAC, CADAC, CAS, CCS), Dan works closely with medical professionals in all aspects of addiction medicine. As part of Dan Cronin Consulting, Dan has teamed with renowned psychiatrist Dr. M. David Lewis, M.D., whose 30 years of experience has established him as a leading medical expert in the field. He also works with Dr. Brian F. Shaw, Ph.D., one of the top clinical psychologists in North America and co-founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With them he has developed a specific model for Case Management that treats clients suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Working with his key executive Mellie Walker and the rest of his team at Dan Cronin Consulting, he’s implemented this substance rehab model nationwide and it is now used as a template in many referral agencies around the country.

Dan is also founder and director of AIR Alternatives, launched in 1997 to assist individuals and companies with Alternative Sentencing, including in-custody assessments, transportation and court follow-ups. AIR contracts with the courts throughout Los Angeles County, specializing addiction treatment center placement for individuals who face legal consequences due to addiction. Other members of the AIR team include DeAnne Soriano, Director of Operations, who has 10 years of experience and functions as direct liaison to the courts and Anthony Melillo, Assessment Specialist and transport coordinator with the firm for the last five years.

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