Free Time Can Trigger Problem Gambling Posted On

Free time can act as a trigger for those who are in recovery from problem gambling. It’s important to know how you’re time is spent, and how you can optimize your day to work for you instead of against you. Problem Gambling Problem gambling affects millions of people in the United States. Whether it’s the… Read more »

Supporting Youth During Summer Posted On

We’re half way through the summer and youth may be running out of ideas to use their time.  Supporting youth is important during summer.  We need to make sure that our youth are participating in healthy activities and not deciding to try or continue risky activities like gambling.  Summer Time It’s mid summer, and youth may… 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 »

Do I Need Help Because Of My Gambling? Posted On

There have been great efforts to reduce the stigma for getting help with problem gambling.  That’s because people deserve the opportunity to improve their lives by receiving the proper help for their gambling problem.  Every day people, who were haunted by their gambling, are getting the help they need to live happier, more fulfilling lives.     Do I need help because of my gambling?  If you’re asking yourself… Read more »

Activities to Replace Gambling Posted On

You’ve decided to stop gambling because you’ve recognized the devastating effects gambling is having on your life.  The only problem is, you’ve been gambling for so long, often as a way to deal with stress and grief, that you may be unsure what activities to do to fill the void in place of gambling.  … Read more »

Loved Ones of a Problem Gambler Posted On

Loving someone struggling with problem gambling can feel overwhelming.  From wondering whether or not they can be trusted, and fear of confrontations, to a future of uncertainty, loved ones are certainly affected and need to be addressed.   Image from maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com. Although there is a sense of relief felt when a person identifies their problem, remember,… Read more »