Celebrando el Mes Nacional de Veteranos y Familias de Militares

“Tierra de libres, hogar de valientes”. — Este sentimiento de larga data recibió más apoyo el 31 de octubre de 2019, cuando el presidente Trump firmó una proclamación que designaba noviembre como el mes nacional de los veteranos y las familias de militares. En los Estados Unidos, hay aproximadamente 18…

Celebrating National Veterans & Military Families Month

“Land of the free, home of the brave.” — this long-standing sentiment was further supported on October 31, 2019, when President Trump signed a proclamation designating November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. In the U.S., there are roughly 18 million veterans and about 57% of adults ages 30-49…

Repasar la Educación Sobre el Problema con los Juegos de Azar Durante El Mes Nacional de la Alfabetización Familiar

No hay nada mejor que reunirse con su familia y pasar un tiempo de calidad juntos mientras leen un buen libro. Durante el mes nacional del aprendizaje familiar, queremos animar a los miembros de la familia de todas las edades a repasar sus habilidades de aprendizaje a medida que abordamos…

Brushing up on Problem Gambling Education During National Family Literacy Month

There’s nothing better than gathering with your family and spending some quality time together while reading a good book. During National Family Literacy Month, we want to encourage family members of all ages to brush up on their literacy skills as we tackle the growing issue of lack of education…

Mes Nacional de la Prevención Contra el Delito: El Vínculo con las Personas Apostadoras y Cómo Ayudar

Octubre es el Mes nacional de la prevención contra el delito, es un evento de un mes creado en 1984 para hacer correr la voz sobre la prevención contra el delito y la seguridad personal. En el Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG), creemos que la prevención es la clave…

National Crime Prevention Month: The Link to Problem Gambling & How to Help

October is National Crime Prevention Month, a month-long event created in 1984 to spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety. At the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG), we believe that prevention is key in the identification of both the link between compulsive gambling and crime and potential…

Hacer de la Salud Mental una Prioridad en el Día Nacional de la Detección de la Depresión

Ya sea una cita oftalmológica o una revisión anual, la detección de enfermedades y dolencias físicas tienen, por lo general, un lugar en la mente de todas las personas, en particular a medida que envejecemos. Sin embargo, aunque la salud física y mental son igual de importantes, ésta última no…

Make Mental Health a Priority on National Depression Screening Day

Whether it’s an eye appointment or a yearly checkup, screening for diseases and physical ailments typically has a spot in the back of every person’s mind, particularly as we get older. However, while physical and mental health are equally important, the latter is not as widely recognized in awareness and…

Creando Conciencia Sobre el Problema de Adicción al Juego Durante el Mes del Legado Hispano

Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, celebramos la rica historia y cultura de la comunidad hispana durante el Mes del Legado Hispano. No solo es la celebración de un mes, sino que también es tiempo para reflexionar y mostrar un problema que afecta a la comunidad y a…

Raising Problem Gambling Awareness During Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th to October 15th, we’re celebrating the rich history and culture of the Hispanic community during Hispanic Heritage Month. Not only is this a month-long celebration, but it’s also a time to reflect and shine a light on an issue that affects the community and other people groups…

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…

Responsible Gift Giving

Responsible Gift Giving December 2, 2015 Santa Says Give Responsibly. The holiday season is upon us. If you have survived Black Friday but aren’t done shopping, we have an important message for you. Give responsibly this holiday season! Everyone loves giving and receiving gifts but there are some parameters to…

You are an addict… shhhh…

You are an addict… shhhh… November 15, 2015 If you struggle or know someone who struggles with addiction you understand the culture of silence that surrounds the topic. There is a shame and guilt that comes along with being an addict. While strides have been made in openly talking about…

Addiction Through the Eyes of a Poker Dealer

Addiction Through the Eyes of a Poker Dealer October 31, 2015 The universe has a funny way of working out. Recently, I was fortunate enough to play in a charity golf event that benefited abused children. Aside from playing a quality golf course for a great cause, I was paired…

Domestic Violence – A Well Defined Problem with Foggy Solutions

Domestic Violence A Well Defined Problem with Foggy Solutions October 15, 2015 Every nine seconds a woman is beaten in America. That’s right, in America. By the time you are done reading this blog post, about 7-9 women will have been physically assaulted in the United States. We live in…

The NCAA Cracks Down on Fantasy Sports

The NCAA Cracks Down on Fantasy Sports September 30, 2015 40 million Americans play fantasy sports. That number includes scores of college athletes. Call it the Pete Rose affect, but there is a general distaste for the of athletes partaking in gambling. The NCAA recently took a stand against fantasy…

What to expect when you first call

What to expect when you first call September 15, 2015 For gamblers, the decision to enter into recovery is often not an easy one.  We live in a culture that reinforces the concept of, “pull yourself up by the bootstraps.” Within the addiction realm, there is a quiet voice that…