Thursday, April 1, 2010

Substance Abuse 411-#3 Gambling Addiction-Mike Burke

Substance Abuse 411-#3 Gambling Addiction-Mike Burke

Did you know that many recovered addicts and alcoholics windup with a gambling addiction?  Mike Burke knows that first hand.

Mike was an attorney who defeated alcoholism in the lat 1970's only to become addicted to gambling.  That led him to embezzle funds from clients, spend three years in prison, and lose his law license.

In this Substance Abuse 411 conversation, I talk to Mike about his journey and how gambling is now replacing drugs and alcohol for many who have recovered from their disease.

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National Association on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Brighton Hospital