Partnerships with other organizations offer a variety of means to help compulsive gamblers and other with addictions, including the Louisiana Problem Gamblers Helpline Services, the Northwest Louisiana Suicide Prevention Helpline, the Louisiana Substance Abuse Helpline and Center of Recovery (CORE) on Stoner Avenue in Shreveport.
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For those that read blogs, evaluating the perspective of the author can be helpful in determining the credibility and merit of a column. I suggest readers match up Elliott Stonecipher with this writer..
Here’s an interesting thought. Why is it that Louisiana and neighboring state Mississippi are always on the bottom of every national ranking involving virtually every aspect of a state’s quality of life? Yet casino gambling is widespread throughout both states at a level not found any place else in America outside of Las Vegas.
On April 28, citizens of Shreveport face a choice: Fund basic city services or plunge the city into fiscal chaos. It would have been inconceivable 20 years ago that routine tax renewals to fund the fire and police departments and other basic city services would not have the collective support of the city’s business, civic and political leadership.