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With summer on the horizon, youth will soon be out of school.  Without proper action, youth may choose to fill their time engaging in risky activities like gambling during their time off.  Let’s support youth and encourage healthy decision making by avoiding underage gambling.  Youths’ Development Youth, which includes school age and college aged youth, are... Read more »

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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 »

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  There is a strong connection between problem gambling and problems with mental health.  Understanding this connection, identifying warning signs and knowing where to get help is vital to preventing problems and getting support. Problem Gambling in NY Nearly 668,000 New Yorkers have experienced a gambling problem in the past... Read more »

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It’s time for spring cleaning.  While you’re looking in the deep, dark places of your home to remove clutter, it may be time to look into yourself.  This can be a great time to take your life in a new direction by seeking help for problem gambling. The Clutter of Problem Gambling Like dust, pet... Read more »

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  People who struggle with alcohol addiction may also be struggling with problem gambling.  Learn about the risks of gambling while in recovery from alcohol abuse and what you can do. Alcohol Abuse and Problem Gambling Problem gambling can be a devastating disorder for so many people.  Many times, gambling may not... Read more »

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As part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, we have been highlighting problem gambling in the work place.  Problem gambling can negatively affect the work place.  There are steps you can take to keep your work environment safe from gambling related problems. Problems At Work Many people choose to gamble while at work.  Whether it’s bringing a scratch-off... Read more »

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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM).  For this year’s PGAM, we’re asking all professionals to be a resource and pay attention to the signs of problem gambling in colleagues.  It’s important to be a resource for those struggling with problem gambling.  As a resource, you could save someone’s life.  To be a resource, it’s... Read more »

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Problem gambling can happen anywhere and affect anyone.  The work place is no exception.  Problem gambling is a work place problem, but you can actively help colleagues and improve the work atmosphere. Problems in the Work Place The work place is intended to be a place of production.  In an ideal world, everyone would come... Read more »

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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 »

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  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 »

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