Helping Women Recover from Problem Gambling Posted On

Women and Problem Gambling  Problem gambling can be defined as anytime someone’s gambling causes problems in their life.  There are a number of special populations with problem gambling due to specific risk factors that put them at a greater risk.  Women are one of these special populations because they tend to gamble to escape as a means to cope with their stress.    Women who gamble… Read more »

Talking With A Parent About Their Gambling  Posted On

Talking with family and friends about gambling problems they may be having is difficult, but starting a conversation with a parent can be especially difficult.  When talking to someone your own age, you need to speak with respect, start with questions, and reinforce how much you care about them.  When talking to a parent, you need to work with the… Read more »

Do I Need Help Because Of My Gambling? Posted On

There have been great efforts to reduce the stigma for getting help with problem gambling.  That’s because people deserve the opportunity to improve their lives by receiving the proper help for their gambling problem.  Every day people, who were haunted by their gambling, are getting the help they need to live happier, more fulfilling lives.     Do I need help because of my gambling?  If you’re asking yourself… Read more »

What is Problem Gambling? Posted On

Gambling  Gambling is the act of risking something of value on a game of chance for a desired outcome.  Many people gamble and don’t struggle with problem gambling, but those who do struggle cause a significant amount of emotional and financial problems to their loved ones and themselves.    Gambling opportunities are everywhere  At one point in history, you needed to travel to… Read more »

Activities to Replace Gambling Posted On

You’ve decided to stop gambling because you’ve recognized the devastating effects gambling is having on your life.  The only problem is, you’ve been gambling for so long, often as a way to deal with stress and grief, that you may be unsure what activities to do to fill the void in place of gambling.  … Read more »

Loved Ones of a Problem Gambler Posted On

Loving someone struggling with problem gambling can feel overwhelming.  From wondering whether or not they can be trusted, and fear of confrontations, to a future of uncertainty, loved ones are certainly affected and need to be addressed.   Image from maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com. Although there is a sense of relief felt when a person identifies their problem, remember,… Read more »