Problem Gambling Awareness Continues! Posted On

The 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) has been a huge success.  While partnering with agencies across NYS, and sharing resources across the US, we have seen a huge increase in public awareness of problem gambling. Significance of PGAM Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a dedicated time for professionals, and community members, to spend extra… Read more »

Is Gambling Affecting The Family? Posted On

Millions of people in the United States are currently struggling with problem gambling; many of whom have sought out treatment under the diagnosis of struggling with gambling disorder.  This struggle affects the gambler, but is also effects family members.  Gambling is referred to as the “hidden addiction” because it’s easier to hide than other addictions,… Read more »

Screening For Gambling Disorder Posted On

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.  This week, we wanted to pay particular attention to Gambling Disorder Screening Day, which takes place on Tuesday, March 13th.  What is gambling disorder? Gambling disorder is defined as “repeated problematic gambling behavior that causes significant problems or distress.”  Every day, millions of Americans struggle with gambling disorder, which… Read more »

The Big Game Can Be A Trigger Posted On

The Big Game is around the corner.  For those struggling with recovery from problem gambling and loved ones experiencing adverse effects of problem gambling, this game can act as a trigger and intensify the negative consequences of gambling, but it doesn’t have to. The Big Game Can Be A Trigger Throughout the year, many people are… Read more »

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 »

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 »