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 »

No Scratch-Offs for Teens! Posted On

As the holidays are approaching, many people begin to scramble looking for different types of gifts to give to the people that they love. As people get more and more desperate, they may think of getting a scratch off ticket for a teen, especially to put in stockings and cards.   These gifts are meant for… Read more »

Deciding to Enter into Recovery from Problem Gambling! Posted On

What is recovery? Recovery is the personal choice to make lifestyle changes for a better future.  Recovery can also seem like a dark and scary road, especially since those who face it usually haven’t been there before, but anything can seem scary before it’s conquered.  The road to recovery is paved with some changes in… Read more »

When Gambling Becomes a Problem Posted On

When gambling becomes a problem, it can feel very confusing.  Many people who struggle with problem gambling may not realize they’re struggling by saying, “I don’t have a problem with gambling!”  They may not realize that their financial problems, family problems, and health problems may be stemming from their gambling.  Many people believe they need… Read more »

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Wrap-Up Posted On

The conclusion of March meant the conclusion of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and what a great month it was!  Prevention councils, treatment providers, community members, and citizens from across the country, shared news, research, resources, personal struggles, and inspirational recovery stories.  Of the many resources shared were the helplines from across the country.  For those… Read more »

Recent Study Suggests Link Between Gambling Disorder and Pleasure Posted On

Across the world, researchers are working to better understand the causes of gambling addiction so that we can discover more effective ways to treat it. By looking at the differences between problem gamblers and those not affected by addiction, and by looking at the similarities between problem gamblers and those facing other addictions, we may… Read more »