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by Administrator
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Loved Ones-The Forgotten Victims
Replies: 0
Views: 7399

Loved Ones-The Forgotten Victims

When you hear facts and statistics about compulsive gambling, most people think of the individual who is the gambler. The truth is, is that the loved ones of problem gamblers are just as adversely affected as the gambler. More times than not, the gambler does not realize the strain he or she is putt...
by Administrator
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Sports Wagering-A Growing Concern
Replies: 0
Views: 6981

Sports Wagering-A Growing Concern

Throughout the winter months, sports wagering is a major force on the gambling landscape culminating with the Super Bowl in early February. During December and January there is the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA football and basketball among other organizations all active at the same time. This gives sports be...
by Administrator
Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Problem Gambling and Suicide
Replies: 0
Views: 7852

Problem Gambling and Suicide

 According to FCCG HelpLine statistics for fiscal year 2009/2010, 83% of gamblers were affected by depression and 81% were experiencing anxiety.  Suicidal ideations and/or attempts were confirmed in 11% of the help contacts.  A recent study indicates that older adults who ask to be barred from ca...
by Administrator
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Money-The Gamblers Drug
Replies: 1
Views: 8255

Money-The Gamblers Drug

For an alcoholic, it’s the booze. For a junkie, it’s the heroin or cocaine. For the compulsive gambler, money is the drug. Money is the driving force in their life. With it, the gambler can stay in action, be numb to the rest of the world and hold on to the hope that the big jackpot is coming soon. ...
by Administrator
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Gambling & Crime- Hand in Hand
Replies: 0
Views: 7035

Gambling & Crime- Hand in Hand

Problem and compulsive gambling can sometimes cause individuals to do things they would not ordinarily do such as commit illegal acts to fund their addiction. Often times, problem gamblers will start out writing bad checks which can turn to forging signatures on the checks of loved ones or friends, ...
by Administrator
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Criminality
Replies: 0
Views: 8565

Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Criminality

The FCCG completed a groundbreaking new study which looked at the prevalence of gambling and gambling related problems among inmates in Florida. The most significant finding was that 17.4% of the inmates surveyed displayed signs of problem gambling. The Executive Summary below provides specifics on ...
by Administrator
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Are You a Problem Gambler?
Topic: When Gambling Becomes a Problem
Replies: 0
Views: 7461

When Gambling Becomes a Problem

Gambling for most is an entertainment option that does not negatively affect their life in any way. For the person who is gambling much more than they should, it is important for them to realize that if gambling is affecting any area of their life, it could be a problem. If gambling is affecting you...
by Administrator
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Treatment for Compulsive Gambling is Available
Replies: 0
Views: 7106

Treatment for Compulsive Gambling is Available

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling's treatment referrals for compulsive gamblers are offered to anyone experiencing difficulties due to gambling, including family members. For more information please contact us at 1-888-ADMIT-IT (236-4848) or via email at fccg@gamblinghelp.org.
by Administrator
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Youth Gambling, It's Not a Game!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 7676

Youth Gambling, It's Not a Game!!!!

Gambling among the youth population is growing at an alarming rate. Gambling, like alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use, is illegal for minors but is often thought of as less dangerous for young people. However, gambling can be just as damaging and disruptive to relationships, health and lifestyle ...
by Administrator
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Professional Help
Replies: 0
Views: 6646

Professional Help

The FCCG indentifies and works with treatment providers that are willing to become certified in gambling addiction counseling. All the professionals the FCCG refers to are both licensed and certified in areas such as mental health (LMHC), marriage and family (LMFT), addiction (CAP), social work (LCS...
by Administrator
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Are You a Problem Gambler?
Topic: Are You a Problem Gambler? Take the Test....
Replies: 0
Views: 7157

Are You a Problem Gambler? Take the Test....

Do you: 1.Find yourself reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money to gamble? 2.Need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to feel the excitement? 3.Become restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling? 4.Gamble ...
by Administrator
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Florida Gambling HelpLine Press Release
Replies: 0
Views: 7085

Florida Gambling HelpLine Press Release

FLORIDA GAMBLING HELPLINE REFLECTS THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF GAMBLING IN THE STATE The picture of gambling and problem/compulsive gambling in the State of Florida has changed dramatically in recent years and, as research reflects, when one changes so does the other. Throughout the 2009/2010 fiscal y...
by Administrator
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Lottery Crazy?!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 49477

responsible gaming

be responsible when gambling and know your limits
by Administrator
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Adultos Mayores
Topic: Anuncio: Información - ¿Cuando se convierte un problema?
Replies: 0
Views: 7654

Anuncio: Información - ¿Cuando se convierte un problema?

El juego se convierte en un problema en cualquier momento que afecta a cualquier aspecto de su vida negativamente. Aquí está algún fondo: ¿Qué es el Jugar? Jugar es cuando usted apuesta dinero o pone algo de valor en riesgo en un resultado incierto. ¿Necesito apostar con dinero para ser considerado ...
by Administrator
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Adultos Mayores
Topic: Anuncio: Línea de ayuda, gratis y disponible 24-horas al dia
Replies: 0
Views: 7603

Anuncio: Línea de ayuda, gratis y disponible 24-horas al dia

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