A Path to Recovery from Problem Gambling Posted On

Recovery from problem gambling is not only possible, but many people who once struggled with problem gambling have learned to enjoy peaceful, joyful lives free of gambling in recovery.  If one person can do it, then anyone can do it.  That doesn’t mean the path to recovery is easy, but anything worth having takes effort!… Read more »

Entertainment to Problem Posted On

Anyone who gambles risks struggling with problem gambling.  Gambling is meant to be a form of entertainment.  However, when people go through different phases of life, or face times of high stress and grief, they may begin to rely on the sense of excitement and the perceived glitz and glam of gambling as a way… Read more »

Helping to avoid Problem Gambling Posted On

Gambling is designed to be exciting, since it is a form of entertainment.  As long as those participating use it as entertainment and not an escape from life, among other risk factors, they may avoid problem gambling.  But many people wonder, how does someone become addicted to gambling and what can I do to help? How it… Read more »

Addiction Recovery Posted On

Did you know that gambling can become an addiction, just like alcohol and drugs?  People in recovery can be unaware of this and may simply transfer their addiction from one activity to another (i.e. drinking to gambling).  Gambling addiction and alcohol addiction hijack the same reward systems in the brain.  This is why the DSM-5… Read more »

Problem Gambling in Alcohol Awareness Month Posted On

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  Alcohol awareness month is a great time to help those struggling with problem gambling.  73% of surveyed problem gamblers reported an alcohol use disorder.  Data clearly shows that there is a connection between alcohol abuse and problem gambling. Warning Signs: According to the DSM-V, there are similar warning signs for… Read more »

Senior Citizens and Problem Gambling Posted On

It’s the final week of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which is a time we hope you’ve spent helping raise awareness of problem gambling by having simple conversations with family, friends, and anyone else you feel comfortable speaking with.  The fifth and final week will be focused on raising awareness of problem gambling for senior citizens…. Read more »