Holiday Preparation Posted On

As the holiday season draws near, many people are scurrying about trying to come up with holiday gift ideas.  For those who give cards, or stuff stockings, sometimes it seems easy, and harmless, to throw in a scratch-off, but “harmless” is certainly not the case. Concerning youth, 17 years and younger, offering scratch-offs could lead… Read more »

Gratitude in Recovery Posted On

During the Thanksgiving holiday, we all heard about how important it is to be thankful for what we have.  But did you know that gratitude can actually help along the road to recovery.  To be grateful doesn’t mean comparing your life against others, but, instead, shifting the focus on appreciating the things we have in… Read more »

What is “Problem Gambling”? Posted On

We often get the question, what really is “problem gambling”?  It may seem like a vague, confusing term, but in reality, it’s fairly simple: Problem gambling is when your gambling activities cause a problem in yours, or someone else’s, life. Many people gamble socially and never experience problems due to their gambling.  You may have… Read more »

Gambling in the Golden Years Posted On

Among adults over the age of 65, gambling is often the most common recreational activity.  Many senior citizens centers offer group trips to area casinos and assisted living facilities offer BINGO for cash nights for residents.  Many seniors enjoy gambling responsibly, but there are groups of seniors who struggle with problem gambling. There are a… Read more »

#PGAM 2015 Comes to an End Posted On

March Madness isn’t the only thing that has come to an end.  Sadly, Problem Gambling Awareness Month has also come to an end. We are inspired by the effort that has gone into raising awareness about problem gambling during the past month. Individuals, organizations and facilities statewide made raising awareness of problem gambling a priority… Read more »

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Week: Have the Conversation! Posted On

Over the past decade the availability of gambling has skyrocketed but acceptance of gambling addiction as a serious public health concern has lagged.  It is estimated that six to eight million Americans meet the criteria for gambling addiction, and that 8-10 people are affected by one individual’s gambling problem. Problem gambling impacts relationships, families, businesses… Read more »