Bringing Your Visions to Reality: Creating a Recovery Vision Board That Works!

A new year is upon us and while you may want to change some things to improve your personal and/or professional life, you aren’t quite sure how to get started. A vision board is a great place to begin because it will help to provide you with a visualization of…

Convierte tus ideales en realidad: ¡Cómo crear una tabla de planes de recuperación que realmente funcione!

Es un nuevo año y es muy posible que desees cambiar algunas cosas para mejorar tu vida personal y/o profesional, pero, ¿Estás seguro por dónde empezar? Una tabla de planes es una gran herramienta para comenzar porque te ayudará a proyectar a dónde quieres ir o como quieres estar dentro…

Estableciendo Un Plan de Juego Que Importa: Semana de Resolución de Año Nuevo

La Semana de la Resolución de Año Nuevo es la primera semana de enero. El establecimiento de resoluciones se realiza de forma rutinaria cada año por millones de estadounidenses. A menudo, las resoluciones se establecen para agregar propósito o significado a nuestras vidas. El inicio de un nuevo año también…

Establishing A Game Plan That Matters – New Year’s Resolution Week

New Year’s Resolution Week is the first week of January. Setting resolutions is routinely done each year by millions of Americans. Often, resolutions are set to add purpose or meaning to our lives. The onset of a new year also provides opportunity to look ahead versus back. When devising resolutions,…

Manejo De Conflictos Durante La Temporada Navideña : Cómo Evitar El Riesgo De Recuperación

Para muchos jugadores compulsivos, la temporada navideña y el comienzo de un nuevo año trae recuerdos de la infancia, la familia, y otros que a menudo son dolorosos. Y, en algunos casos, los jugadores con problemas y aquellos a quienes impactan, incluidos algunos en la recuperación de la adicción al…

Managing Conflict Around the Holidays: How to Avoid Risking Recovery

For many problem gamblers, the holiday season and the onset of a new year triggers childhood, family, and other memories that are often painful. And, in some instances, problem gamblers and those they impact, including some in gambling addiction recovery, find that family gatherings can often create anxiety, isolation, and…

Capturing the Essence of the Holidays

With so many things to navigate daily stemming from our personal and/or professional lives, often it feels as though the holidays are a time that creates enormous pressure for many. The thought of making travel plans, hosting a celebration, buying presents, decorating, visiting with family, friends, and others, coupled with…

Capturando la Esencia de las Fiestas

Con tantas cosas para navegar diariamente derivadas de nuestra vida personal y / o profesional, a menudo parece que la temporada navideña es un momento que crea una enorme presión para muchos. La idea de hacer planes de viaje, organizar una celebración, comprar regalos, decorar, visitar la familia, amigos y…

“Let Go of Lottery Tickets” When Choosing Gifts for Children This Holiday Season

SANFORD, FL: The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) today announced its support of the 2021 Gift Responsibly Campaign, joining other state council affiliates, and more than 80 other lotteries and community organizations from across the U.S., Canada, and the world. The campaign, which raises awareness about risks associated with…

Una Razón para Ser Agradecido

Noviembre está aquí y el inicio de la temporada navideña comienza esta semana. Ahora es una oportunidad perfecta para tomar un momento de pausa para reconocer a las personas y las cosas por las que estamos agradecidos en nuestras vidas. Si usted o alguien que conoces se está recuperando de…

5 Myths About Addiction

5 Myths About Addiction August 16, 2015   1. Overcoming addiction is simply a matter of willpower. Sure, we wish it were that easy. Just stop gambling. Easier said than done. With drugs, prolonged exposure alters the brain in way that results in powerful cravings and compulsions. A gambling addiction…

Fantasy Sports and Online Gambling

Fantasy Sports and Online Gambling July 15, 2015 I spent the July 4th holiday like many people… with friends, grilling out by the pool. While catching up with my college roommate, he was quick to inform me about how much money he spent gambling last month… The amount of money…

7 non-related but ever-important questions to ask yourself

7 non-related but ever-important questions to ask yourself July 2, 2015   The FCCG recently visited the University of Central Florida’s Counselor Education program and presented our Awareness Now program to their counselors in training. Being a graduate of the program, it was comforting to walk back into the classroom.…

A Culture of Silence

A Culture of Silence June 16, 2015 Recently, I was fortunate enough to serve as an exhibitor at the Asian Cultural Event in Orlando, Florida. The FCCG purchased a table at the event in order to expose the Asian community to the various problem gambling resources available to Floridians. I’ve…

Planes and Bad Behavior

Because of airplanes, it’s possible to eat breakfast in Orlando but have lunch in New York City. In theory, modern air travel is a marvelous luxury. In reality, there is nothing fun about the actual flying. Waiting in long lines at airport security coupled with the limited space coach seating…

Problem Gambling… a Family Addiction

Recently, the FCCG was afforded the opportunity to speak to community members of the Port Orange Library. The presentation consisted of a standard overview of problem gambling. The audience was engaged, asked questions, and seemed to display a thirst to learn more about a very important topic. The Q &…

A Whole New World

Thank you for stopping in and reading the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling’s 1st ever blog post! We are beyond excited to enter the world of blogging. Over time, we hope to expose more people to information surrounding the issue of problem gambling. If you don’t know what the FCCG…