Senior Citizens and Problem Gambling Posted On

Senior citizens are at an increased risk to struggle with problem gambling. We need to educate ourselves and our community to better serve our seniors by having a stronger understanding of reasons seniors gamble, escape gambling, warning signs, and tips for helping those in need. Reasons Seniors Gamble Seniors gamble for two reasons: recreation and… Read more »

Helping Women Recover from Problem Gambling Posted On

Women and Problem Gambling  Problem gambling can be defined as anytime someone’s gambling causes problems in their life.  There are a number of special populations with problem gambling due to specific risk factors that put them at a greater risk.  Women are one of these special populations because they tend to gamble to escape as a means to cope with their stress.    Women who gamble… Read more »

Talking With A Parent About Their Gambling  Posted On

Talking with family and friends about gambling problems they may be having is difficult, but starting a conversation with a parent can be especially difficult.  When talking to someone your own age, you need to speak with respect, start with questions, and reinforce how much you care about them.  When talking to a parent, you need to work with the… Read more »

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 »