Problem Gambling- Helping A Neighbor Posted On

  It’s mid-summer and hopefully everyone is enjoying time together.  With an endless supply of festivals, fairs, block parties, pool parties and nights by a fire, we spend so much time with our loved ones and our neighbors.  It’s these relationships that can save an individual and their loved ones from the struggles of problem… Read more »

Why Gambling Can Cause Problems for Older Americans Posted On

May is Older Americans Month.  This is an important time to think about the struggles that our older population goes through.  Older Americans and Gambling In recent years, it has become more and more accepted that our older Americans, or seniors, are gambling.  They’re gambling in record numbers on gambling trips to casinos, weekly visits… Read more »

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month Posted On

During the month of March, many community, statewide and national agencies will be working together to raise awareness about problem gambling and where to get help.  Defining Problem Gambling Problem Gambling refers to any time gambling causes problems in someone’s life.   Gambling problems can feel overwhelming, such as financial difficulties, troubled relationships with loved ones,… Read more »

Continuing Recovery on Valentine’s Day Posted On

  Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  Use this holiday to bring the family together while continuing to recover from the effects of problem gambling.  In this article, you’ll find some ways to bring fresh ideas and rebuild relationships shared with a loved one in recovery from problem gambling. Problem Gambling And Family The effects of… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Gifting Posted On

Did you know that gambling opportunities like scratch-offs are not a healthy gift for kids?  Gambling at a young age puts youth at risk for other risky behaviors, and it all start with the brain.  The Young Brain The brains of youth are not fully developed until they reach the age of 25.  It’s during… Read more »

Preventing Problem Gambling Posted On

Many people are getting a great deal of information about the problems caused by problem gambling.  They may have learned about people’s stories on the news, they may have viewed statistics about problem gambling, but they still may not know what to do, asking themselves, “how can I help in preventing problem gambling?” Why Prevent… Read more »