Holiday Stressors Posted On

The holiday season is a time for celebration and gathering. It is a time of joy when getting together with family and friends. However, it can also be a time of stress, especially if you are in recovery from a gambling problem. There may be certain stressors or triggers that give you the urge to… Read more »

Recovery Month Posted On

September is Recovery Month! Every September we celebrate the strides made by those in recovery from substance use, mental health and gambling. Recovery Month works to promote and support new treatment and recovery practices. In addition, it is the time to celebrate the strong and proud recovery community and the dedication or service providers and… Read more »

Problem Gambling and Suicidal Thoughts Posted On

There are many groups that are at higher risk for both problem gambling and suicidal thoughts. Additionally, people with problem or disordered gambling have higher rates of suicidal thoughts or ideation, suicide attempts and death by suicide. People who are veterans, LGBTQIA+, middle-aged men, and senior citizens are all at higher rates of both problem… Read more »

Recovery for Partners Posted On

When we talk about gambling addiction and recovery, we recognize that it is a family disease. Partners and spouses are greatly impacted by their loved ones’ problematic gambling. If your partner has a gambling problem, then so do you. You are likely feeling anger and frustrated or fearful. Partners of a person with a gambling… Read more »

September is Recovery Month Posted On

Happy Recovery Month! September is Recovery Month and we’d like to shed light on the positive experience of recovery from problem gambling. Since problem gambling is often a “hidden addiction,” we need to make it our high priority to talk about, educate, prevent, and screen for problem gambling. Recovery from Problem Gambling Recovery is the… Read more »

Gambling Disorder – Mental Illness Posted On

As march continues, so do does our focus on Problem Gambling Awareness Month. We want to share the importance of learning more about problem gambling as a mental health diagnosable disorder and connecting people in need to care. Importance of Raising Awareness Even with all the hard work of the many professionals and agencies across New York… Read more »