Gambling Addiction: YOU Can Make a Difference Posted On

Addiction affects millions of people throughout the world. Whether alcohol, drugs, gambling or another type, addictions hurt more than just the person who is addicted. They can affect their family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors and more.   But you can help make a difference. You can help raise awareness about gambling addiction, help people who… Read more »

Holiday Gifts: Don’t Give Children Lottery Tickets Posted On

The weather is colder, there are Christmas trees, menorahs and more in windows, the streets are lit up with strands of white lights, and people are already thinking about their New Year’s resolutions… what does this all mean? The holiday season is here! And for many people, holiday shopping is already underway. Did the children… Read more »

Noticing the Signs of Addiction When They’re Hard to See Posted On

It’s not obvious upon first meeting someone. Unlike a waft of nicotine, or a faint smell of alcohol on a person’s breath, problem gambling is an addiction that can be much harder to spot. Even in those who are close to us, our own spouses and family members. For this reason, we often call it… Read more »

Living in Addiction Recovery: Managing Stress Posted On

Stress: A specific response by the body to a stimulus such as fear or pain that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism. We all feel stressed from time to time. Stress affects us physically, mentally and emotionally.  The worry or pressure caused by life’s issues affects us in ways we… Read more »

Back to School Success: Help Kids Stay Problem Gambling-Free Posted On

September always has a way of sneaking up on us! The back-to-school season is in full swing, with kids, teens and college students heading back to class. It can be an exciting time, as well as a stressful one. As you get ready to help your child go back to school, make time to talk… Read more »

Addiction and Depression: Reach Out For Help Posted On

For millions of individuals suffering from addictions, whether to alcohol, drugs, gambling or else, the consequences of addiction can cause quite a bit of stress, despair, insecurity and worry. For people also prone to being affected by a depressive disorder, a dual-diagnosis can make the fight for recovery and a healthy life tremendously difficult. How… Read more »