Problem Gambling after the Big Game Posted On

The Big Game is behind us.  As a loved one to someone struggling with problem gambling, how do you feel?  How has your family been affected by gambling during this time of year? This game may have intensified the negative consequences of a loved one’s gambling.   There are things you can do to reduce the… Read more »

A New Years Resolution: Help For Problem Gambling Posted On

A New Year’s resolution to get help for problem gambling is a great way to start the year, and a new chapter in your life. Problems from Gambling  Problems from gambling can feel overwhelming.  These problems extend far beyond the weekly struggle with income.  Some problems from gambling can include: Financial debt; Struggles in a… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Gifting Posted On

Did you know that gambling opportunities like scratch-offs are not a healthy gift for kids?  Gambling at a young age puts youth at risk for other risky behaviors, and it all start with the brain.  The Young Brain The brains of youth are not fully developed until they reach the age of 25.  It’s during… Read more »

Veterans Safety and Problem Gambling Posted On

They served our country to keep us safe.  Now let’s work together to keep them safe. Veterans are at a much greater risk for struggling with problem gambling than the general population.  One way we can show them appreciation for their service is to help keep them safe from addictions like gambling. Veterans and Civilian… Read more »

Media and Problem Gambling Posted On

Have you heard?  Media is everywhere!  Media literacy is integral to keeping yourself and your family safe from problem gambling. Our Lives and Media Media is can be found everywhere in our daily lives.  From advertisements on Facebook and TV commercials, to seeing logos on shirts, shoes and cars, media is everywhere.  Whatever feelings these advertisements… Read more »

Summer Youth Gambling Prevention Posted On

Summer is approaching and the kids will soon be home. Unlike school days, youth will have a lot of extra time on their hands that could be used for good choices or for poor choices. This time of year, when youth have so much time on their hands, is when many youth begin choosing to participate… Read more »