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Lesson 17: How to Lose it All..

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binge drinking
consuming four or more alcoholic beverages per occasion (women) or five or more per occasion (men); the most common form of excessive alcohol consumption in the U.S.
Campus Drug and Alcohol Policy
a college or university's published statement on alcohol, drugs, and smoking with which students, faculty, and staff are expected to comply.
compulsive gambler
a person who has an uncontrollable urge to gamble, regardless of the negative impact that gambling may have on their personal, professional or financial well-being.
diversion program
an alternative to prosecution for youths or first time offenders which requires attendance at counseling and other behavioral modification programs.
Driving Under the Influence
DUI; the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
felony
a major crime regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor and usually punishable by imprisonment.
Gamanon
Gamblers Anonymous; a worldwide organization providing information and resources to the public about compulsive gambling and its financial and emotional effects.
infraction
a minor offense which is not considered criminal and is punished by a fine of money.
moral turpitude
conduct considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals.
misdemeanor
a criminal offense more serious than an infraction, but less serious than a felony, which is usually punished with a short jail sentence, fines and/or probation.
National Council on Problem Gambling
NCPG; national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers.
National Drug Threat Assessment
annual report by the U.S. Department of Justice providing a detailed strategic analysis of the domestic drug situation.
restitution order
an order issued by a judge requiring the criminal to compensate the victim for financial losses suffered as a result of a crime.
sliding scale
a program of variable prices for products, or services based on a customer's ability to pay.