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article 'Irresistible' By Design: It's No Accident You Can't Stop Looking At The Screen (3/13/2017)
(USA) -- Could smartphones and other screens be decreasing the human attention span? Author Adam Alter thinks so. "Ten years ago, before the iPad and iPhone were...
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Whiteclay

article If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em: 19 years into Whiteclay ministry, couple has new idea for closing town's beer stores (3/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- t’s the first of the month and a steady stream of traffic rolls into this dusty village of fewer than a dozen residents. Business is brisk at the...
article Debating the Future of Whiteclay, Nebraska, the ‘Skid Row of the Plains’ (3/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Next month, Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, population 12, whose livelihood...
article Legislators move to address perplexing problem of beer sales in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska (3/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- State legislators have taken a first step to addressing complaints that four liquor stores in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska exists solely to fuel the alcoholism...
article Nebraska seeks fixes for reservation border-town beer sales (3/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A tiny Nebraska village known for beer sales near an Indian reservation is getting a fresh look from state lawmakers who are hunting for new ways to fight...
article Opinion: Capitol View (2/16/2017)
(Nebraska) -- I must confess that I have been to the Jumpin’ Eagle Inn in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay in Sheridan County Nebraska. It was 49 years ago...
article Push to Stop Town of 12 From Selling 3.5M Beers (2/15/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A faith ministry in Nebraska has started a fundraising campaign to buy out four stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year in a tiny village next...
article Sheridan County Board recommends renewal of Whiteclay beer outlets' liquor licenses (1/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The controversial beer outlets in Whiteclay, Nebraska, passed a preliminary step Tuesday in their effort to continue selling alcohol in the remote border...
article Tiny town's massive liquor sales to continue despite concerns about neighbouring Native American reservation (1/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Officials have recommended that a small US town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 be allowed to maintain liquor sales...
article Beer sales next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would continue under county decision (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores which sell the equivalent of three-and-a-half million cans of beer a year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Sheridan commissioners recommend approval of Whiteclay beer store licenses (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County's board of commissioners has voted unanimously to recommend reissuing liquor licenses to the four beer stores in the troubled village...
article Tiny Nebraska town's massive beer sales again scrutinized (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A small Nebraska town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 again is caught in the crosshairs of a debate over alcohol...
article Closing Whiteclay beer stores would 'scatter' problems, make things worse, area residents say (1/5/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County residents defended Whiteclay's embattled beer stores Thursday, telling local leaders that shutting them down would "scatter"...
article Whiteclay beer stores could face higher bar in reapplying for liquor licenses (10/26/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores that sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer last year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation might soon be forced...
article Activists say Whiteclay should be shut down following woman's death (9/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A Native activist and documentary filmmaker told state liquor regulators Wednesday that the death of a woman they say was beaten in Whiteclay in August...
article Activists say woman's beating death is latest reason to end beer sales in Whiteclay (9/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Activists on Wednesday pointed to the death of a woman last month as further reason to end beer sales in the notorious border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska....
article New Whiteclay ideas taking shape, but some not satisfied (8/16/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A new effort to reduce violence and panhandling in Whiteclay is slowly taking shape, but some people say they won't be satisfied until the tiny village...
article Tiny town with big problems: Whiteclay faces tough choices (7/19/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Whiteclay, Neb., is very small town with some very big problems. It's located right smack on the southern border of South Dakota and the Pine Ridge...
article Activists decry crime calls to Whiteclay, demand beer stores be closed (6/8/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Ten people live in Whiteclay, but nearly 10 percent of calls to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office during the month of April came from the tiny...
article Critics cite violence in town near Indian reservation (6/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Advocates who want to end beer sales in a tiny Nebraska town are once again urging state alcohol regulators to intervene, citing numerous reports of...
article Conference on fetal alcohol syndrome is in Whiteclay (5/19/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Advocates are hosting a conference on fetal alcohol syndrome in Whiteclay, a tiny Nebraska village known for selling large quantities of beer near a South...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Tribal Forum Offers Hope For Addiction Treatment (3/2/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The gymnasium at the Mashpee Wampanoag Government Center off Great Neck South Road was almost completely full Tuesday night, February 28, for the...
article Wampanoag Tribe takes aggressive stance against opioid addiction (3/1/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Like in so many communities on Cape Cod and across the country, the opioid addiction crisis has gripped the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. "It...
article Tribe launching substance abuse program (3/6/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is about to begin a substance abuse prevention and recovery program that incorporates Native American culture into a...
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Pine Ridge

article Oglala Sioux President calls for action on meth (1/27/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A planned meeting of the Oglala Sioux Housing Authority took a turn Friday. A last minute agenda change put the focus on the methamphetamine crisis...
article Lakota Leaders Win the Battle Against 'Liquid Genocide' (5/20/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The horse riders arrived at the Oglala Lakota tribal headquarters from the near and far corners of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They were bundled...
article Vote to legalize alcohol sales on Pine Ridge reservation called off at last minute (5/16/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will remain officially dry after a vote to allow alcohol sales was called off at the last minute. Residents of the...
article Should alcohol be legal on the Pine Ridge Reservation? Voters set to weigh in a second time (5/15/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Nearly three years have passed since members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Though the measure...
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Gambling Expansion

article VIDEO: Selling scratchies online would increase gambling harm - Ministry of Health video (1/21/2017)
(UK) -- Plans to sell scratchies online will likely result in a "significant increase" in gambling harm, the Ministry of Health has warned. However, regular...
article Council to hear casino update Wednesday (1/15/2017)
(California) -- After a break of several weeks, the Ridgecrest City Council will once again be discussing the Timbisha Shoshone casino project, slated to be put in near...
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Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article KBIC fighting back against drug abuse (1/20/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is fighting back against drug abuse. In addition to hosting a talk by the UPSET commander Monday, the tribal council...
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Suicide

article Report on Innu suicides hopes to shed light on causes (1/15/2017)
(Quebec) -- An upcoming coroner's report into the suicides of five members of the Innu community of Uashat-Maliotenam on Quebec's North Shore could have...
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Japan Gaming

article With casino bill’s passage, administration may submit gambling addiction prevention legislation early this year (1/8/2017)
(Japan) -- The Abe government is considering submitting a bill to the Diet early this year that would create a basic law on preventing gambling addiction, according to...
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Philippines Gaming

article OP/ED | Allan: The city officials that support gambling (1/8/2017)
(Philippines) -- IN 2009, the city council passed resolution number 121 enjoining the Honorable Mayor Reinaldo A. Bautista Jr to consider denying business permit...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Heroin and opioid awareness summit in Cherokee (9/19/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Fighting heroin and prescription pill abuse will take a combined effort. That was the message at an awareness summit in Cherokee Monday. The U.S...
article Drug use in Cherokee to come with a price (8/31/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Possessing drugs on the Qualla Boundary will get a lot more expensive following a decision this month to ratchet up fines for anyone — enrolled...
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Alabama Gaming

article Despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling, Victoryland casino reopens (9/18/2016)
(Alabama) -- Despite an Alabama Supreme Court ruling which shut down its electronic bingo operations for nearly three years, the controversial VictoryLand casino...
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Australia Gaming

article NT indigenous communities tackle problem gambling (8/7/2016)
(Australia) -- PROBLEM gambling is up to 20 times more prevalent in remote indigenous communities, with young kids indoctrinated through low stakes bets on activities...
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Fantasy Sports

article MERCER: Fantasy sports a sure bet in S.D. (8/7/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Soon we will have one more path to financial and family ruin with the legalization of fantasy sports betting now upon us. The New York Times headline...
article Concerns fantasy sports could create new generation of gamblers (6/25/2016)
(Australia) -- Gambling critics are concerned fantasy sports wagering could create a new generation of problem gamblers. Fantasy sports sites have attracted hundreds of...
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Seminole Tribe

article Fla. Appeals Court Says Tribe Was Immune Between Compacts [sub req] (7/31/2016)
(Florida) -- A Florida appeals court has found that the Seminole Tribe of Florida is immune from a slip and fall lawsuit filed by a woman who fell in a casino bathroom,...
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Spirit Lake Tribe

article Spirit Lake community continues to rise up against meth abuse (7/15/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Unlike any other region of the United States, an Indian reservation is unique in that the enforcement of laws is often quite complex. Tribes across the...
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Video Gaming

article Teen was so addicted to online gaming his feet started to rot (6/25/2016)
(China) -- A teenager’s feet started to rot after a six-day online gaming binge during which he neither fed nor washed himself. The man, aged 19, had reportedly...
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Tulalip Tribe

article A Tulalip Tribal Member Is Raising Money to Prevent Overdose Deaths on the Reservation (6/24/2016)
(Washington) -- According to Rico Jones Fernandez, much like Seattle, the Tulalip tribal reservation is seeing a spike in overdose deaths. As a member of the tribe,...
article Good Samaritan working to combat Tulalip tribal drug deaths (6/23/2016)
(Washington) -- Rico Fernandez grew up watching addiction ravage his Tulalip tribe. He started getting involved as an activist by working to bring a needle exchange to...
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Native Voices

article BAKER: Fighting opioid surge in northeast Oklahoma (6/13/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Prescription drug abuse is rampant in Oklahoma, with abusers being identified at younger and younger ages. Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 nationally of...
article ECOFFEY: Addiction Is Not A Sin (4/11/2016)
(South Dakota) -- As someone who has struggled with addiction I have empathy for the those who are currently dependent on substances; as well as the families who are...
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Choctaw Tribe

article Choctaw Nation ordered to pay damages in casino-bound bus accident (5/3/2016)
(Texas) -- A Texas court has ordered the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to pay $10.9 million in damages to the families of two women who died in a bus accident on the way...
article Families Awarded Millions In 2013 Casino Charter Bus Crash (5/2/2016)
(Texas) -- A jury awarded two North Texas families $10.9 million for the April 2013 Choctaw Casino charter bus crash that killed two of of their loved ones as well as...
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Social Gaming

article Candy crushed: One in 10 say they're addicted to "freemium" game apps (4/12/2016)
(UK) -- Chances are, at some point, you've been that person avidly playing Candy Crush on the tube. Or, if you haven't, you've probably sat mesmerised...
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Other News

article Small First Nation mulls becoming latest community to banish drug dealers (3/16/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- A Nova Scotia band councillor who says his truck was torched by a drug dealer wants to create a law to banish drug dealers from his Indigenous community...
article IHS opens new youth regional treatment center in California (3/13/2017)
(California) -- The Indian Health Service, in consultation with the 104 federally-recognized tribes of California, announced the grand opening of the Desert Sage Youth...
article Report Shows Impact Of Opioids On Tribal Communities (3/13/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A new report highlights the impact of opioids on Minnesota tribal communities. The report shows that barriers still exist in preventing opioid abuse,...
article Tribal members express concerns over Bethel alcohol sales (3/13/2017)
(Alaska) -- Tribal members who live near Bethel are asking the City Council to require liquor stores to only sell alcohol to customers with city IDs.
article B.C. Interior elders and chiefs declare state of emergency over fentanyl (3/12/2017)
(British Columbia) -- With numbers from Interior Health showing 20 per cent of illicit drug overdoses occurring in people who identify as First Nations, Secwepmc elders...
article Study Says This Is the Best Approach For Preventing Youth Alcohol Abuse in Indian Country (3/12/2017)
(Indian Country) -- Community involvement and individual intervention are the most effective ways to reduce alcohol abuse among Native American youths, according to a...
article B.C. Interior elders and chiefs declare state of emergency over fentanyl (3/10/2017)
(British Columbia) -- With numbers from Interior Health showing 20 per cent of illicit drug overdoses occurring in people who identify as First Nations, Secwepmc elders...
article New Report Highlights Impacts of Opioid on Minnesota Tribal Communities (3/10/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A new report released Thursday, highlights the impacts of opioids on Minnesota Tribal communities across the state. The report is a summary of the Tribal-...
article NIAAA study finds effective interventions to reduce alcohol use among American Indian and rural youth (3/6/2017)
(Maryland) -- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health have found in its new study that community-based...
article Bethel council takes stand against two more liquor stores; residents say one brings trouble enough (3/1/2017)
(Alaska) -- Less than a year after the start of Bethel's first legal alcohol sales in decades, people in the Southwest Alaska hub and surrounding villages say the...
article Native American Youth Take on the Dark Destructive Power of Meth Abuse (2/26/2017)
(California) -- The Strength of Siblings, a short dramatic film made with youth of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and under the auspices of FYI Films is set to premiere on...
article New campaign to tackle ice use in Indigenous communities (2/25/2017)
(Australia) -- NSW Police have launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of illegal drug use in Aboriginal communities across the State.
article Allakaket banishes 4 people over meth (2/25/2017)
(Alaska) -- Allakaket Chief PJ Simon has a message for methamphetamine dealers: “You’re not welcome here. Meth is not welcome in Allakaket,” Simon said...
article Problem gamblers win with help from counseling program (1/28/2017)
(West Virginia) -- After losing her job and husband 16 years ago, “Norma,” a Jackson County, woman found a great void in her life. House payments were...
article Mamisarvik Inuit addictions treatment centre reopens (1/24/2017)
(Ottawa) -- After several months of closure, the Mamisarvik Healing Centre in Ottawa has reopened and is taking clients through a referral system, officials with Nunavut...
article Resilience personified: An Indigenous woman's perseverance pays off (1/16/2017)
(Canada) -- Candace Abdilla is a mother of five who knows the struggles that come with poverty — and from addictions and run-ins with the law — all too well...
article Teen addicted to Internet games is ‘rare’ patient in a Delhi hospital (1/14/2017)
(India) -- He used to spend eight hours a day in front of the computer screen, glued to the Internet game. Sometimes, he stretched it to 12. The game controlled his...
article Sunland Park Casino to fight youth gambling (1/8/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Unified Prevention (UP!) Coalition for a Drug Free Doña Ana County, an initiative of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation, has been awarded a $...
article MCA warns youths against gambling (1/8/2017)
(Kenya) -- Hospital Ward MCA J.B Mwangi has warned that gambling could impact negatively on youths, insisting that many have lost their hard earned cash through it. He...
article Here's What It Feels Like to Heal Your Addiction in a Sweat Lodge (12/28/2016)
(California) -- Those interested in indigenous sweat lodge ceremonies now have a vivid cinematic depiction of them in Goodknife, a breathtaking documentary short on...

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