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If you’re struggling with problems from gambling, you’re not alone.  Problem gambling affects millions of people and their loved ones.  If you’re struggling with problem gambling, you have many options to help you get your life back on track. Identifying the Problem To keep things simple, we define problem gambling as any time gambling causes... Read more »

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Summer is approaching and the kids will soon be home. Unlike school days, youth will have a lot of extra time on their hands that could be used for good choices or for poor choices. This time of year, when youth have so much time on their hands, is when many youth begin choosing to participate... Read more »

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Father’s Day is around the corner.   This is a day that many use as an opportunity to show gratitude for men’s commitment to being great parents.  This day may also serve as a great opportunity to help any father who may be struggling with problem gambling. Men’s Struggle with Problem Gambling Different from youth, women... Read more »

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May is Older Americans month, which is a great time to pay special attention to our aging loved ones and how they spend their time.  Many older Americans are spending more time than the average American engaging in gambling activities.  It’s important for everyone to understand the risks these older Americans face with gambling and... Read more »

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Mother’s Day is a great time to give special attention to our mothers.  A majority of Americans have spent a substantial portion of their lives around their mothers, which is why an adult child can act as the best point-person to discuss problems that may be related to a mother’s gambling. Although we all like... Read more »

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  During this month, a special emphasis has been placed on raising awareness about alcohol use, addiction, treatment and recovery opportunities.  Having the conversation about problems from gambling during Alcohol Awareness Month is important because of the strong link between alcohol addiction (i.e. alcoholism) and gambling disorder. Drinking alcohol and gambling... Read more »

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March was Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which regularly follows one of the biggest football games of the year and falls in the same month as college basketball’s madness championship tournament.  Regardless of what news or research article you read, you’ll find that tens of millions of dollars are spent betting on these sporting events nationwide.... Read more »

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The 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) has been a huge success.  While partnering with agencies across NYS, and sharing resources across the US, we have seen a huge increase in public awareness of problem gambling. Significance of PGAM Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a dedicated time for professionals, and community members, to spend extra... Read more »

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Millions of people in the United States are currently struggling with problem gambling; many of whom have sought out treatment under the diagnosis of struggling with gambling disorder.  This struggle affects the gambler, but is also effects family members.  Gambling is referred to as the “hidden addiction” because it’s easier to hide than other addictions,... Read more »

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Did you know that nearly 50% of people struggling with gambling disorder have thoughts of suicide?  Therefore, someone who knows two people struggling with “repeated problematic gambling behavior that causes significant problems or distress” (APA) likely knows at least one who may have thoughts about suicide.  Problem gambling affects millions of Americans, and we’re looking... Read more »

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