Northstar executive director Cathie Perrault kicks off the 2018 conference.
Nearly 100 people attended the 2018 Minnesota Conference on Problem Gambling.
Allison Kirk and Wade Lang prepare to discuss accelerated resolution therapy.
Brenda Deleeuw from the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Duluth talks with Ollie Stocker from Fairview and Trevor Urman from DHS.
Michael Burke, a lawyer who struggled with gambling and alcohol addiction, details his struggle and triumph.
Ken Winters provided an update on problem gambling in the Lao community.
Sunny Chanthanouvong, executive director of the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, details the Lao community’s gambling experience.
Northstar board members Al Lund (left) and John Rundquist.
Therapists Paul Mladnick and Sheryl Anderson.
Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, discusses gambling behavior in the military.
Jon Grant, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, discussed what happens to the brain during a presentation on the neurobiology of addiction.
Kirsten M. provided an account of her personal experience as an accelerated resolution therapy patient of Wade Lang’s.
Isabelle Duguay (left) and Sheryl Anderson discuss ways that family members can cope with a loved one’s gambling disorder.
John VonEschen, Northstar program manager, added a musical twist to his presentation on problem gambling and dual addictions.
Susan Campion mans the UNM Behavioral Health Services booth.
Board member Laura Weber meets with Mike Downey.
The team of Lao study leaders meets prior to the presentation on problem gambling in the Lao community.
Keith Whyte listens to Mike Narog.
Don Feeney, Northstar board president, and Dr. Ken Winters
The Minnesota Conference on Problem Gambling took place at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on March 8-9.
Keith Whyte (left) with Michael Burke.
Mike Downey, center, accepts the Outstanding Service Award from Don Feeney and Cathie Perrault.
The Northstar team takes a break during the conference.