Posts Tagged: #ProblemGambling

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…

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,…

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…

This Valentine’s Day, Start With Loving Yourself

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, which is typically celebrated by sharing your love and affection for someone else.  However, what we often fail to realize is that if we do not love ourselves, it is difficult to experience true happiness.  “Learning how to self-love is important to living happier and…

When Gambling Is No Longer A Game…

888-ADMIT-IT is the Game Plan!

Football’s big game, scheduled for Sunday, February 13th is among the top wagering events worldwide and is an exciting time for sports fans nationwide. However, for millions of Americans, it is anything but a game. In fact, for at-risk, problem, and recovering compulsive gamblers, it is a time of year…

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…

“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…

The Importance of Being Attentive to Fraud

International Fraud Awareness Week is recognized November 14-20, 2021, though fraud is a topic to be attentive to year-round. Fraud, like problem gambling, affects people from all backgrounds and walks of life and can present in different forms. It’s important to know what fraud looks and sounds like, and steps…