Mental Health Awareness Month is a Time to Remember Gambling Addiction

May 1-31, 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Month and the theme this year is Back to Basics, which is appropriate considering so many Americans have been struggling with mental health difficulties since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, not to mention everything going on in the world around us today.…

El mes de la concientización sobre la salud mental es un momento para recordar la adicción al juego

Del 1 al 31 de mayo de 2022 es el Mes de la Concientización sobre la Salud Mental y el tema de este año es Volver a los conocimientos básicos, lo cual es apropiado considerando que muchos estadounidenses han estado luchando con problemas de salud mental desde el inicio de…

En reconocimiento al Día de la Madre – Haga las paces

El Día de la Madre se acerca el domingo 8 de mayo y para muchos de nosotros brinda la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre nuestras relaciones con nuestras madres. En algunos casos, esto no es una tarea fácil. Si bien muchos de nosotros recurrimos a nuestras madres en busca de consuelo…

In Recognition of Mother’s Day – Make Amends

Mother’s Day is approaching on Sunday, May 8th, and for many of us, it provides an opportunity to reflect on our relationships with our mothers. In some cases, this is not an easy task. While many of us may turn to our mothers for comfort and guidance, for others, our…

Educar los niños sobre el dinero genera dolares y sentido

Abril es el Mes Nacional de la Educación Financiera y del 9 al 16 de abril se celebra la Semana del Dinero Inteligente. Ambos brindan oportunidades para abordar la importancia de la administración del dinero y la educación financiera. Hablar de finanzas es difícil. Los problemas financieros se encuentran entre…

Educating Children About Money Makes Dollars and Sense

April is National Financial Literacy Month and April 9th-16th is Smart Money Week. Both provide opportunities to address the importance of money management and financial literacy. Talking about finances is difficult. Financial problems are among the top reasons why relationships fail. Yet, for those who experience hardships due to gambling,…

Hay esperanza en Florida para los que luchan con problemas de juego

Abril es el Mes Nacional de la Esperanza [1] y el Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling quiere que los residentes de Sunshine State sepan que la esperanza es una realidad para aquellos que luchan con dificultades debido al juego. Con frecuencia, las personas que se comunican con nuestra línea de…

Hope Exists in Florida for Those Struggling with Gambling Problems

April is the National Month of Hope [1] and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling wants Sunshine State residents to know that hope is a reality for those struggling with difficulties due to gambling. All too often, individuals contacting our 888-ADMIT-IT Problem Gambling HelpLine report feelings of hopelessness. Hopelessness occurs…

Costos personales y sociales de la adicción al juego

Marzo es el mes de concientización sobre el problema del juego. Es un momento para reconocer que el juego es un comportamiento que, para la mayoría de las personas, es recreativo y no problemático, pero que puede ser problemático para otros. Las razones por las que la gente juega varían.…

Personal and Social Costs of Gambling Addiction

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. It is a time to recognize that gambling is a behavior that, for most people, is recreational and non-problematic, yet can be problematic for others. The reasons why people gamble vary. For example, certain people partake because it provides a social outlet to meet with loved…

Veteran’s Day

As Veteran’s Day descends upon us, we must collectively take a moment an honor them brave men and women that have served our country. There are over 20 million living veterans in the United States, so chances are you know one of these brave Americans. It doesn’t take much, but…

The Power of Support Groups

The Power of Support Groups October 27, 2016   The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is committed to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling.  The FCCG provides services and support to those in need of assistance to help improve their lives. For problem gamblers, support groups are…

7 Facts About Domestic Violence

7 Facts About Domestic Violence October 24, 2016   October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Around the country, different groups put on various marches, races, auctions, and events to raise money and awareness in order to combat a growing problem. Here at the Florida Council, we come across instances of…

National Take a Break Day – 7 Things you can do Instead of Gambling

National Take a Break Day – 7 Things you can do Instead of Gambling September 29, 2016   September 29 is National Take a Break from Gambling Day. As a nonprofit that helps Floridians who are negatively impacted by problem gambling, we encourage people to think of alternative and healthy…

Suicide & Problem Gambling

Suicide & Problem Gambling September 6, 2016 When people think about dangerous addictions, they immediately turn to heroin, cocaine, bath salts or other hard drugs. And while those drugs definitely carry with them an extreme degree of risk, when it comes to addiction there is another player in the lethality…

Debt and Gambling

Debt and Gambling August 22, 2016 In our last blog post, we spoke about understanding the human side of gambling. Metadata will paint the picture as to the scope of the problem and its place in society. For example, if you were to learn that just 900 people report being…

The Importance of the Betty White Story

The Importance of the Betty White Story August 10, 2016 A little over a year ago, we produced a video detailing one woman’s account of living with a gambling addict. Betty White, a native of Tennessee, survived a deadly attack from her husband, who was suffering from a gambling addiction.…

Fantasy is Around the Corner!

Fantasy is Around the Corner! July 27, 2016 August is coming up on us quickly, which means the fantasy football season is lurking around the corner. In just a few weeks, your news feeds will begin to be populated with football news and fantasy advice. In the last 5 years,…

Breadsticks and Debt

Breadsticks and Debt July 10, 2016 Suffering from a gambling addiction is a unique affliction on many fronts. Make no mistake, gambling is a behavior, and like many other process addictions, individuals are compelled to do engage in the act. Consider this, you are out at dinner and the restaurant…

Mental Toughness and Recovery

Mental Toughness and Recovery June 22, 2016 Having recently caught a re-run of Lone Survivor, it got me thinking about the concept of mental toughness. In the movie, mental toughness is on full display throughout the film. One of the first displays of mental toughness was the moment before they…