Las Relaciones Importan – Día Nacional de la Amistad

¿Sabías que el 7 de agosto es el Día Nacional de la Amistad?  El Día Nacional de la Amistad alienta a las personas de todo el país a celebrar la importancia de las relaciones amorosas y platónicas. Piénsalo. ¿A quién recurre en su vida para compartir momentos de alegría, para…

Relationships Matter – National Friendship Day

Did you know that August 7th is National Friendship Day? National Friendship Day encourages people across the country to celebrate the importance of loving, platonic relationships. Think about it. Who do you turn to in your life to share a joy, to unload a heavy heart, to express your innermost…

National Simplicity Day Can Serve as Foundation for Gambling Recovery Addiction

July 12th, National Simplicity Day, is a time to take a break, sit back, relax, and figure out ways to slow your life down to enjoy the simple moments, using the summertime to nurture these spaces and activities for yourself and those closest to you. If you are recovering from a…

Have You Been Lying to Yourself About Your Gambling?

July 7th is Tell the Truth Day, as well as the Global Day of Forgiveness, so if you’ve been lying to yourself or your loved ones about your gambling and the state of your finances, speaking up now could be a life altering event. Gambling addiction often makes people do…

What Do Telling the Truth, Forgiveness and Independence Have in Common?

July 4th marks a significant day in the United States because it signifies the freedoms and independence experienced by Americans. Yet, there are those among us who do not feel they share the same liberties as others, for varying reasons. For compulsive gamblers starting the path to recovery, relinquishing certain…

Hacer cosas divertidas durante la recuperación puede restaurar vidas saludables

Divertirse es uno de los primeros comportamientos que desaparece cuando un individuo o una familia atraviesa una crisis, como descubrir o reconocer que tu o un ser querido tiene un problema grave con el juego. Las personas y los seres queridos de los jugadores compulsivos a menudo se sienten abrumados,…

Doing Fun Things During Recovery Can Restore Healthy Lives

Having fun is one of the first behaviors that disappears when an individual or a family is dealing with a crisis, such as discovering or acknowledging that you or someone you care about has a serious gambling problem.  Individuals and loved ones of compulsive gamblers often feel bogged down –…

La recuperación es una gran manera de honrar a tu padre

El 19 de junio es el Día del Padre y es un momento maravilloso para agradecer a tu padre o a la persona en tu vida que ha cumplido un papel paterno. A menudo, no sabemos qué decir o parece que no podemos poner en palabras la inmensa gratitud que…

Recovery is a Great Way to Honor Thy Father

June 19th is Father’s Day and is a wonderful time to thank your father or the person in your life who has fulfilled a paternal role.  Often, we do not know what to say or cannot seem to put into words the immense gratitude we may feel. This may be…

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.…

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…

Emotional Health

Emotional Health May 31, 2016 Consider this narrative: you are sleep deprived, over worked, and can’t seem to outrun your stress. After several days of feeling run down, you fall ill. For many of us, this happens a few times a year. We don’t take care of our basic needs,…