888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine Breaks New Ground with Online Support Program to Help Problem Gamblers in Partnership with Seminole Tribe of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021 CONTACT: Jennifer Kruse, (407) 865-6200 As technology changes how we gamble, support programs offered for those with gambling problems are also evolving with new and innovative solutions. SANFORD, Fla. — The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is launching a new, no-cost Online Program for Problem Gamblers (OPPG), created…read more

La Recuperación Puede Tomar Muchas Formas Diferentes, ¡Siempre que Funcione para Usted!

“El Mes Nacional de la Recuperación (Mes de la Recuperación) es una celebración nacional que se celebra cada septiembre para informar a los estadounidenses de que el tratamiento por abuso de sustancias y los servicios de salud mental pueden permitir que las personas con un trastorno mental o por abuso de sustancias vivan una vida…read more

Recovery Can Take Many Different Forms – As Long as It Works for You!

“National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life [1].” Many Americans are struggling from the effects of gambling, drug, and alcohol addiction, and…read more

Hablando Sobre el Suicidio Puede Salvar una Vida

Del 5 al 11 de septiembre es la Semana Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio y en Florida nadamas, el suicidio fue la octava causa principal de muerte en el año 2019, lo que representa a más de 3,400 residentes que se quitaron la vida. El suicidio en Florida también sigue siendo la segunda causa más…read more

Talking About Suicide Can Save a Life

September 5th-11th is National Suicide Prevention Week and in Florida alone, suicide was the 8th leading cause of death in 2019, representing more than 3,400 residents who took their own lives. Suicide in Florida also remains the second highest cause of death among people ages 10-34, followed by homicide, cancer, and heart disease [1].  Compulsive…read more

Se Inste a los Floridanos a Poner en Marcha su Plan de Juego para el Inicio de la Temporada de Fútbol Americano con el Abridor de Casa de los Buccaneers

Con solo unas pocas semanas para que empiezan los finales, la NFL lanzará su 102 temporada el 9 de septiembre. Con la victoria del Super Bowl del año pasado, se inste a los fanáticos del fútbol Americano de Florida a poner en marcha su plan de juego para el partido de los Tampa Bay Buccaneers….read more

Floridians Urged to Put their Game Plan in Place for Football Season Kick Off with Buccaneers Home Opener

With just a few weeks to go, the NFL will launch its 102nd season on September 9th and with last year’s Super Bowl win, Florida football fans are urged to put their game plan in place for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home game. Given the upcoming kick-off, with teams scheduled to play 17 games each…read more

Las Estrategias de Prevención del Juego Desordenado son Esenciales para Quienes se Están Recuperando del Problema de Juego

La realidad es que recuperarse de una adicción al juego puede ser difícil debido a las estrategias de marketing y publicidad destacadas para una amplia gama de oportunidades de juego. También es cierto que los recordatorios de juegos de apuestas son evidentes cuando uno va a comprar alimentos, cuando uno esta poniendo gasolina, esta navegando…read more

Disordered Gambling Relapse Prevention Strategies are Essential for Those in Recovery

The reality is that recovering from a gambling addiction can be difficult given prominent advertising and marketing strategies for a wide range of gambling opportunities. It is also true that gambling reminders are readily apparent when going grocery food shopping, stopping for gas at a convenient store, browsing the internet, or driving on a Florida…read more

National Lottery Week Provides Opportunity to Distinguish Between Myths and Facts

The week of July 11th is National Lottery Week and a time to acknowledge that while lottery games are a form of entertainment for the overwhelming majority of Floridians who play, they can create serious difficulties for a segment of the population – problem gamblers. There are many misconceptions people have about lottery games, so…read more

How Money Smart Week Factors Into Problem Gambling Prevention

Money Smart Week is an annual awareness event designed to raise financial literacy, which, when paired with an understanding of what constitutes gambling, can help prevent the development of gambling addiction. Financial literacy is described as the education and knowledge of how money can be earned, saved, spent, and invested properly.  According to data compiled…read more

The Connection Between March Madness and Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) coincides with March Madness, the popular NCAA basketball single-elimination tournament, and this is not by accident. Collectively, the games in the tournament will attract more in wagers than even the NFL’s Big Game. Following 2020, when March Madness was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports bettors are eager to…read more

Celebrating Black History Month to Raise Awareness About Problem Gambling Prevention

As we honor the history, traditions, and progress of all Black Americans during Black History Month, we must also recognize the challenges, including problem gambling. Problem gambling has many effects on an individual’s life, including but not limited to financial, relational, mental, and physical impacts. Consequences exist, such as elevated rates of anxiety, mood, and…read more

When Relationships Fall Victim to Problem Gambling

Many celebrate love, romance, and relationships during February and on Valentine’s Day. While no relationship is perfect, some endure significant hardship due to the presence of addiction, and gambling addiction is no exception. Did you know that relationship problems have been the top reported reason for seeking help by contacts to the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine for…read more

Problem Gambling, Anxiety, and Mental Health Checks During Tense Times

While some are excited that the New Year has begun, it may be a different story for others. The continuation of pandemic health risks in the United States, job insecurity, and a tense political climate may cause feelings of anxiety and panic. While 2020 was difficult, everyone should stay keen when it comes to their mental…read more