The holidays should be a time where we celebrate good friends and good food. However, if you have a gambling problem, then the holiday season can also be one of the most challenging times of the year. From sticky family situations to the additional financial stress of gift-giving, this time may actually be more stressful […]
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If you’re just a casual gambler, you might think gambling is all about winning big. However, a range of studies shows that things aren’t that simple. Why do gamblers, even ones that repeatedly do not succeed — or even lose substantially — continue to get a buzz? If the age-old mantra of “the house always […]
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 […]