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.…

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…