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Out of the darkness: Light shed on addiction

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NAMI speaker to focus on signs, treatment and prevention
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For some, it’s one more cup of coffee, another cigarette or another game of poker. For others, it’s one more bite of a sugary treat or another dose of an illicit substance.

Jean Hartzog, regional prevention coordinator with the Office of Behavioral Health, said six out of 10 people are dependent enough on something — whether it be shopping or alcohol — to be labeled as having an addiction.

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