Supporting Dad on Father’s Day Posted On

Father’s Day is around the corner.   This is a day that many use as an opportunity to show gratitude for men’s commitment to being great parents.  This day may also serve as a great opportunity to help any father who may be struggling with problem gambling. Men’s Struggle with Problem Gambling Different from youth, women… Read more »

Problem Gambling After The Madness Fades Posted On

March was Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which regularly follows one of the biggest football games of the year and falls in the same month as college basketball’s madness championship tournament.  Regardless of what news or research article you read, you’ll find that tens of millions of dollars are spent betting on these sporting events nationwide…. Read more »

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 »

Problem Gambling and Suicide Ideation Posted On

Did you know that nearly 50% of people struggling with gambling disorder have thoughts of suicide?  Therefore, someone who knows two people struggling with “repeated problematic gambling behavior that causes significant problems or distress” (APA) likely knows at least one who may have thoughts about suicide.  Problem gambling affects millions of Americans, and we’re looking… 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 »