ADMIT IT-Taking The First Step

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ADMIT IT-Taking The First Step

Post by tammy rigsby » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:54 pm

The first step in getting help for any problem is to admit you have one. Right now there are millions of people in the United States that are struggling with a gambling problem. In Florida, there a several hundred thousand. Most of these individuals don’t know what to do to get help. They don’t know who to turn to find assistance, motivation, inspiration and resources that can help them change their lives for the better. Some of these people are afraid of admitting that something got control of them that they could not handle. There is a stigma associated with a gambling addiction which is why so few people actually reach out to get the help they need. This is an unfortunate truth. The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) wants everyone to know that there is help available for those who want it. Whether you are a gambler, a loved one of a gambler or anyone else who needs assistance or information regarding compulsive gambling, we can help. The FCCG wants you to know that you are not alone. You may not know it, but there are resources in your area that can help you. It could be a support group, a certified counselor, a social service organization or the opportunity to speak to someone who is in recovery. Your call is completely confidential and anonymous and specialists are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you know has a problem, call 1-888-ADMIT-IT for workbooks, resources and referrals that can help.

Resources that can help
Certified Gambling Addiction Counselors
Gamblers Anonymous
Celebrate Recovery
Peer Connect
Live Chat
Recovery workbooks
Mental health organizations
Social Services
Legal Aid Organizations
Impaired professional assistance
Credit Counseling
...and much more

Warning Signs of Problem Gambling
Preoccupation with Gambling
Risking Relationships
Gambling to Escape
Relying on Bailouts
Increasing Bets to Sustain Thrill
Concealing Activity
Loss of Control
Chasing Losses
Illegal Activities
Agitated when Stopping or Cutting Back

Check these out!!!!

Personal Foul
Tim Donaghy

Gambling in America
Earl L. Grinols

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-888-236-4848 for information and resources.


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