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 »

Youth Gambling Posted On

As we come to the end of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, it’s important to talk about where gambling may begin: youth.  68% of American youth between the ages of 14 and 21 have gambled, and these youth are at more than double the risk for developing problem gambling than the general population; the younger a… Read more »

Problem Gambling: Talking to Your Loved Ones Posted On

Problem gambling can reach far beyond the individual struggling with gambling.  Aside from financial consequences, problem gambling can lead to loss of trust and respect, and deteriorating relationships.  Problem gambling can affect our mental and physical health, leading to depression, anxiety, respiratory problems, and migraines, to name a few.  Problem gambling can even lead a person… Read more »

Problem Gambling and Mental Health Posted On

When many of us think about problem gambling, we are often drawn to the one obvious negative consequence – financial struggle.  It’s time we start talking about the elephant in the room – the connection between mental health and problem gambling.  No one is really sure which came first, but there are strong connections between problem gambling… Read more »

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month! Posted On

What is Problem Gambling Awareness Month? Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a time to pay special attention to the issues around problem gambling, and ways to get help for those who are suffering from the effects of problem gambling.  Problem gambling affects everyone; from the person who struggles with problem gambling, to their families who… Read more »

Problem Gambling: Reaching Out For Help Posted On

If you’re a person struggling with gambling, and you’re reading this, you may have come to believe that your gambling is no longer for fun and entertainment.  You may think that your gambling is causing problems in your life and you’d like to find out if you have a problem, and, wondering what you can… Read more »