Lanie's Hope is a national advocacy group dedicated to humanizing and illuminating the disease of compulsive gambling. We envision a world in which pathological gambling is understood to be a disease vs. a moral weakness; where the pathological gambler is treated with dignity and compassion; where resources and support are available to the pathological gambler and their loved ones.
Nevada Conference on Problem Gambling – June 20-21, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada
SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling’s annual conference! At this time of this posting, the conference presenters and details have not yet been announced. This event never disappoints. Consistently professional, organized, educational and informative, this is one conference I attend faithfully year after year. Executive Director, Carol O’Hare and her team do an amazing job putting this conference together! Details and registration will be available soon at Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
The educational event will be held at the Sun Coast Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada June 20-21, 2019.
Problem Gambling Awareness: A Community Engaged – March 9, 2019
East Las Las Vegas Community Center
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday March 9, 2019
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Problem Gambling is a community and public health matter. So is Recovery! If you don’t think problem gambling impacts you…think again. Statistics show that 6% of Nevadans are, or will become, problem gamblers. Statistics also show that for every ONE compulsive gambler, another TEN individuals are impacted – their spouse, children, parents, employer and friends. Behind the “statistics” are people:) That’s why the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is hosting this event focusing on “the very human side of problem gambling.”
I like that the Council is focusing on the “Celebration” of Problem Gambling Awareness month! The focus is on the solution and supporting a healthy lifestyle. We will hear from folks in recovery, peers and professionals, who will share how and why they became engaged in promoting awareness. These same folks will share actives that encourage healthy living, joy and recovery. (I’ll be doing a line-dancing demo so THAT should be fun. LOL. I’m definitely a beginner!)
Mid-Central Problem Gambling Symposium -Oct 24-25, 2018
Mid-Central Problem Gambling Symposium
This educational program on Gambling Disorder and Recovery is hosted by the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling Indiana Council on Problem Gamblingand affiliates, This years conference will be held at the Lawrenceburg Event Center in Lawrenceburg Indiana. Lanie’s Hope will be presenting two sessions on Wednesday afternoon. “Hope and Healing” will look at the importance of Hope and Community in the recovery process. “No Wrong Door” explores the may pathways to recovery. Many individuals seek mutual aid 12-step programs, and that’s great! 12-Step programs are ONE door, but they’re not the only door. Faith-based recovery programs, secular programs, professional therapy and intensive outpatient are just a few alternative “doors.” As long as individuals struggling with Gambling Disorder seek help, there is nor wrong door to enter for recovery!
Walk in Memory/Walk for Hope- Sept 15, 2018 8AM, Bob Miller Middle School, 2400 Cozy Circle, Henderson, Nevada
Lanie’s Hope Walk Team
Lanie’s Hope’s proudly supports the Walk in Memory/Walk for Hope. We walk to remember those who have been lost to suicide, to honor the family members and survivors, and to shine a light of hope for those who may be considering suicide. Compulsive Gamblers have the HIGHEST suicide rate of any group, with 1 in 5 compulsive gamblers considering or attempting suicide.
In 2014, the walk was dedicated to raising awareness of gambling addiction and suicide. I was honored and humbled to serve as the keynote speaker. I made a promise to myself and to God to spend my life raising awareness of the social issues surrounding problem gambling. I would do ANYTHING within my power to prevent just one death due to a gambling related suicide. Lanie’s Hope’s website gets more “hits” on the topic of “suicide” than any other topic. Compulsive gamblers who are struggling are reaching out for help. Suicide is obviously on the minds of too many compulsive gamblers! Won’t you please walk with us this year, and raise awareness of gambling addiction and suicide.