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 »

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 »

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 »

Underage Gambling and School Posted On

Underage gambling can have negative effects on youth and their peers, and there are many things that school personnel can do to decrease the prevalence of underage gambling. Who does underage gambling affect? Studies have shown that underage gambling can have damaging effects on youth who gamble, and on those around them.  Youth who gamble… Read more »