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 »

Veterans Safety and Problem Gambling Posted On

They served our country to keep us safe.  Now let’s work together to keep them safe. Veterans are at a much greater risk for struggling with problem gambling than the general population.  One way we can show them appreciation for their service is to help keep them safe from addictions like gambling. Veterans and Civilian… Read more »

Media and Problem Gambling Posted On

Have you heard?  Media is everywhere!  Media literacy is integral to keeping yourself and your family safe from problem gambling. Our Lives and Media Media is can be found everywhere in our daily lives.  From advertisements on Facebook and TV commercials, to seeing logos on shirts, shoes and cars, media is everywhere.  Whatever feelings these advertisements… Read more »

Preparing Yourself for A Loved One’s Recovery Posted On

  The excitement of a loved one entering into recovery for problem gambling can feel overwhelming.  Knowing that they’re beginning to accept the need for change, feeling the hope for a new beginning, and the anxiety of not knowing what to expect, among many other feelings, may all happen at the same time.   What Does… Read more »