Recovery Stigma Posted On

The month of September, Recovery Month, is a wonderful time to discuss the stigma associated with recovery from problem gambling.  Recovery stigma prohibits many people from getting the help they need. Problem gambling can be a huge elephant in the room.  Whether that elephant is someone unaware of their gambling problem, or someone secretly in recovery,… Read more »

Youth – Free Time and Gambling Posted On

Youth are overcoming many challenges before them during this time of social distancing.  We need to support them by helping them positively utilize their free time and avoid gambling, especially as summer approaches. The Problem with Youth Gambling Youth are at a stage of human development when their brain is growing and maturing at an… Read more »

Recovery Wellness at Home Posted On

Understanding recovery wellness is important, especially when spending more time at home.  The stress of having to change routine and spend all our time with the same people (or no people) can feel overwhelming.  We’d like to offer some tips to stay well. What is Recovery? When we speak about recovery from problem gambling, we… Read more »

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Posted On

Welcome to the 2020 Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This year, we are focusing on the connection of problem gambling and other mental illness. We want to help residents of New York State understand the connection and available resources. Problem Gambling Defined Problem gambling refers to any time gambling causes problems in someone’s life. These… Read more »

The Big Game | Help and Hope Posted On

The big game is right around the corner.  It’s important to be aware of the trigger this game may have, and the negative affect gambling on this game may have on the person gambling and their loved ones.  Sports and Problem Gambling Betting on sports is gambling.  It’s gambling because there’s no way to know for… Read more »

Resolution to Stop Gambling Posted On

Happy New Year Everyone!  We’re nearing the end of January, and at this point, many people may have already dropped their New Years resolutions.  If your resolution was to stop gambling, or to support someone who’s made this decision, fear not.  Tips and tricks to keeping resolutions are ahead. Understanding Your Resolution When someone decides… Read more »