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The li'l magical anti-gambling addiction pill

To flee the tawdry hook-claws of gambling addiction, it's increasingly looking like it might require fleeing into the fuzzy, lab-coated arms of Big Pharma:

For best success in kicking the gambling habit, Prof. Dannon says, drug therapy with Naltrexone should last for at least two years and be complemented with other treatments, including group therapy. Prof. Dannon presented preliminary results from his new clinical findings at the EPA 2011: 19th European Congress of Psychiatry this March.

Now all we need is one of those vaguely Orwellian, feelgood names. Chancia? Wageril? Bettorex?

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.