Problem Gambling after the Big Game Posted On

The Big Game is behind us.  As a loved one to someone struggling with problem gambling, how do you feel?  How has your family been affected by gambling during this time of year? This game may have intensified the negative consequences of a loved one’s gambling.   There are things you can do to reduce the… Read more »

Support When A Loved One Relapses Posted On

You may feel excitement when a loved one enter into recovery from problem gambling.  That excitement can quickly turn to negative feelings when they begin gambling again, or have a relapse.  Learn what you can do to support yourself and stay healthy when a loved one is struggling with problem gambling.  The New Year’s Resolution  If… Read more »

A New Years Resolution: Help For Problem Gambling Posted On

A New Year’s resolution to get help for problem gambling is a great way to start the year, and a new chapter in your life. Problems from Gambling  Problems from gambling can feel overwhelming.  These problems extend far beyond the weekly struggle with income.  Some problems from gambling can include: Financial debt; Struggles in a… 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 »

Avoiding Holiday Triggers Posted On

For loved ones struggling with problem gambling, the stress of the holidays can be a trigger for gambling. Therefore, understanding their holiday triggers, and knowing ways to avoid, them is a great way to help them begin or maintain their recovery from problem gambling during the holiday season.  Stress and Problem Gambling Stress from the holidays… Read more »

Gratitude To Avoid Problem Gambling Posted On

All holidays can act as a trigger for those in recovery from problem gambling.  The stress of the holidays and family relationships can be very difficult.  Additionally, during the Thanksgiving holiday, there may be a focus on professional sporting games taking place.  The trigger to gamble may be very difficult for those in recovery.  Focus on… Read more »