Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates
Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates, specializing in services related to problem gambling, have announced the production of two new videos designed to assist in the counseling of couples affected by gambling issues. “Effects of Problem Gambling on the Marriage” explores stages of progression for both the problem gambler and his/her spouse. It uses personal sharing to demonstrate how the spiral of addiction can affect all aspects of a life and destroy a marriage. “Can This Marriage Recover?” looks at the various changes that characterize a recovery journey that ultimately can repair a couple's relationship. For more information, visit www.aswexler.com.
GODpillow has created products that inspire daily devotions since 2004. The company's custom handmade pillows are designed with inspirational messages such as “Abundance” and “Surrender.” The pillows often are given as gifts to commemorate personal celebrations, religious commemorations and sobriety anniversaries. GODpillow also has expanded its product line in recent years to include other products that promote healing through prayer and meditation. For more information, visit
Intelligent Solutions, LLC
A new book written by Malcolm Baptiste illustrates the power of journaling in helping individuals to understand past behavior patterns and to look inward for solutions to problems. The Inner Journey Home-Letters to My Son uses Baptiste's writings to chronicle his self-defeating behavior patterns and sort through the feelings that had triggered them, leading the way to spiritual and emotional freedom. Baptiste writes in the book's preface, “I hope that anyone who reads this book and embarks on their own inner journey home will never feel alone or unusual again. Because as you'll see, ‘me too.’” For more information, visit www.TheInnerJourneyHome.com.
Brad Lamm, a board-registered interventionist with Intervention Specialists, announces the availability of his new book
How to Help the One You Love: A New Way to Intervene and Stop Someone From Self-Destructing. The book focuses on the potential roles of family and friends, who Lamm describes as the most powerful motivator for change in an addicted person's life. Lamm's services employ an “Invitation2Change” model of intervention that emphasizes erasing clients' preconceived ideas about addiction, change and intervention. For more information, visit
Legal Action Center
A three-DVD series produced by the Legal Action Center offers important training guidance on the federal 42 CFR Part 2 regulations governing the confidentiality of drug and alcohol treatment information. The first disc discusses the general rule of non-disclosure and its first two exceptions. The second disc explores in detail seven additional exceptions to non-disclosure rules. The third disc provides guidance on working within criminal justice and managed care systems. Purchasers of the series also receive updates on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and on the intersection of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2. For more information on Legal Action Center products, visit www.lac.org.
Rx SAFES, Inc.
Rx SAFES, Inc., has announced the availability of the Rx DrugSAFE Medicine Lock Box, a product that uses fingerprint recognition technology to allow only authorized users to access the contents of the safe. Available at brick-and-mortar and online pharmacies, Rx DrugSAFE is a lightweight, 17-gauge steel safe with capacity to store up to a dozen medication bottles. The fingerprint technology can recognize up to 120 unique users for accessing the contents of the safe. Versions of the product are available for health facilities and forhouseholds. Surveys have shown that more than half of young people who misuse prescription medication obtain the drugs from friends and family. For more information, visit
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