On September 25th, 2020, we held our 38th Annual Statewide Conference. And although we’ve held this conference for many years, this event was unique in that it was our very first virtual conference!
In the past, 800-GAMBLER has discussed various topics ranging from the importance of mental health during COVID-19 to the link between problem gamblers and suicide. Since the month of October is formally recognized as Depression Awareness Month, we thought it would be apropos to focus on one of the most common mood disorders in the […]
Many people view problem gambling as a “hidden addiction.” That’s because unlike substance use disorders, which have more obvious signs — a smell on the person’s breath or clothes, or intoxicated behaviors — gambling has no apparent physical indicators. It could even be as discreet as someone spending a little bit more time on their […]
You recognize that you have a gambling problem, so you seek treatment. You have been sticking to your new routine for weeks, months, or possibly even years, when suddenly — you fall back into your old ways. At this point, you most likely feel lost or out of control, confused as to what to do […]
Cryptocurrency made headlines everywhere in late 2017 and early 2018 when Bitcoin sold for nearly $20,000 each. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be used to pay for a variety of goods and services. One sector that grew along with the rise in popularity of crypto is the gambling industry. Here, we examine why these two […]