Welcome To Treatment First
What is Treatment First?
Treatment First is a website that provides options for addiction treatment when you want an alternative to traditional office-based treatment.
Treatment First offers online distance treatment to clients in partnership with Recoveration.
Treatment First works as a communication tool between you and your SASC counselor. Treatment First is available 24 hours a day. You will have access to notes, documents, strategies and assignments that your counselor has built especially for you. These materials can be accessed by mobile phone or browser at any time, even when your counselor's office is closed.
Treatment First is available to SASC clients as an additional treatment option for those experiencing problems due to the use of alcohol, drugs, or problem gambling.
Treatment First was developed in 2008 by the SASC Addictions Treatment Program in Dubuque, Iowa.
How do I determine if Treatment First is a good option for me?
For additional information, please e-mail SASC at firstname.lastname@example.org
All requests for information will be handled confidentially during normal business hours Monday - Friday.
HOLIDAY LOTTERY CAMPAIGN
The Holiday Lottery campaign encourages parents and loved ones not to give lottery products as holiday gifts to minors. Results from a recent study showed that 19% of high school students reportedly received one or more lottery tickets or scratch cards as gifts, of which 86% came from a family member. There is strong evidence suggesting that 70-80% of adolescents report having gambled for money in the past year, approximately 30% report gambling on a weekly basis, and current problem gamblers report beginning gambling during childhood, ages 9-10.
NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte noted: "There is recent research indicating that youth who received instant lottery tickets as a gift tend to begin gambling earlier in life - a possible risk factor for more severe gambling disorders later. The researchers also reported a stronger association between age of gambling onset and problem gambling severity among those who received lottery tickets."
Remember: When giving a lottery product as a gift, make sure you keep the person's age in mind.
Holiday Lottery campaign information courtesy of the National Council on Problem Gambling.