Staying Safe in Recovery Posted On

It’s a tremendous step when you acknowledge your gambling disorder and make the commitment to stop gambling.  But once you do, how do you stay away from gambling opportunities? How do you avoid gambling when it goes on around you?  Avoiding situations that have previously led you to problem gambling is critical for your long-term… Read more »

Get Help and Stop Gambling Today Posted On

*This post was originally written by the New York Council on Problem Gambling for publication on AddictionBlog.org Trying to stop gambling? Help for problem gambling comes in many forms: self-help methods and step-based programs like Gambler’s Anonymous and professional counseling including motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. You might need to try a variety of… Read more »

Problem Gambling – What about me? Posted On

In the United States, millions of adults and youth are experiencing negative consequences due to their gambling. It is estimated that every one of these problem gamblers, affects between 5 and 10 other people. Parents of problem gamblers feel like they’ve failed their children.Spouses of problem gamblers carry the weight of the household.Children of problem… Read more »

March Madness is a Risky Time for Everyone Posted On

This Sunday, March 15th, is Selection Sunday and marks the kick-off of the NCAA Basketball Tournament – better known as “March Madness.”  March Madness now rivals the SuperBowl as the most bet on sporting event in the United States.  A 2009 Microsoft survey estimated that 58 million Americans fill out sports brackets each year.  That… Read more »

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution – Gambling Recovery Posted On

Happy 2015!  We are officially one week into the New Year, and working hard to maintain our New Year’s Resolutions.  Was your New Year’s resolution to stop or reduce your gambling?  CONGRATULATIONS!  Did you know that about 45% of Americans make at least one New Year’s Resolution, but only three out of four of us… Read more »

Problem Gambling Recovery: A Time To Be Thankful Posted On

When you’re struggling with – or recovering from – an addiction like disordered gambling, it can be tough to see the silver lining. This is why it’s so important not only during the holidays but every day to think about and express gratitude for the things that are going well, small milestones made and the… Read more »