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.…

4 Useful Tips for Helping Someone with an Addiction

4 Useful Tips for Helping Someone with an Addiction May 24, 2016 Dealing with someone who is suffering from an addiction is not easy. Addicts are often masters of deception and manipulation. There is a craft to hiding and protecting an addiction, and most addicts have mastered it. However, there…

Is Social Media Causing You to Become an Addict?

Is Social Media Causing You to Become an Addict? April 29, 2016 Most all American’s carry a small computer in their pocket. The modern smartphone is nothing short of amazing. The computing power, capability, and speed of your standard iPhone dwarfs that of an expensive desktop just 8 years ago.…

A Quick Guide in How to Help a Problem Gambler

A Quick Guide in How to Help a Problem Gambler April 21, 2016 Over the course of the last month, we have received a lot of inquires about how to help someone with a gambling problem. Talking to someone that is not actively seeking treatment or help themselves can be…

5 Questions March Madness is Leading You Down a Dark Path

5 Questions March Madness is Leading You Down a Dark Path March 31, 2016 Both Problem Gambling Awareness Month and March Madness are drawing near their natural conclusions. In the addiction arena, we have spent the month spreading awareness about how problem gambling impacts the lives of millions of Americans.…

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month March 8, 2016 March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and with every March, the addiction support community rallies together in a grand push to raise awareness about a public health issue that has major impacts on our country. Millions of Americans are negatively impacted by problem…

4 Things You Need to do Before Going to the Casino

4 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE GOING TO THE CASINO February 22, 2016   The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling recently participated as a vendor at the Dragon Parade, a community event in Orlando, Florida. The event was a celebration of Asian culture, and thousands of community members were…

Dreaming of a 1.3 Billion Dollars Jackpot Makes Recovery Difficult…

Dreaming of a 1.3 Billion Dollars Jackpot Makes Recovery Difficult… January 11, 2015 The Powerball has made real headlines of late. As the record setting jackpot eclipses 1.3 billion dollars, Americans everywhere dream about what they would do with a lifetime of money. But before you go ahead and blow…

A New Year, a New You

A New Year, a New You December 31, 2015 As 2015 comes to a close, it is the perfect time to sit and reflect. What was your resolution last year? Did you keep it? If not, what road blocks got in the way? 2015 was an action packed year. It…

The Holidays Were Supposed to be Fun….

The Holidays Were Supposed to be Fun…. December 15, 2015 The holiday season is synonymous with cheer, joy, and family. Every year, millions of people come together in celebration. Whatever your creed is, the holiday season is usually a time for joy. However, there is an unspoken truth that clouds…