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by Administrator
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: New FCCG Staff Member
Replies: 0
Views: 7283

New FCCG Staff Member

Hello, I would like to introduce Tammy Rigsby to you. She has joined the staff of the FCCG this week and will be our primary contact for the Community Educators. Tammy has experience in the fields of education, special education, at risk youth, substance abuse prevention, and community mobilization....
by Administrator
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Community Educators FOCUS Newsletter, Volume 2
Replies: 0
Views: 10067

Community Educators FOCUS Newsletter, Volume 2

To view the Community Educators FOCUS Newsletter. Volume 2, click here:
http://gamblinghelp.org/pages/community ... tter-2.php
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Privacy Policy
Replies: 0
Views: 49980

Privacy Policy

The Adult Help Forum is a program operated by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, an independent non-profit corporation. The Forum is strictly confidential and anonymous. You are asked to create an anonymous account which is used to log you onto the site. This method assures we will not have...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's This Forum About? (It's All About You)
Replies: 0
Views: 50154

What's This Forum About? (It's All About You)

Here in Florida, close to 90% of adults ages 18 and older have engaged in some form of gambling in their lives and more than 750,000 suffer from gambling problems, as do millions of others adversely affected. In an effort to aid adults in addressing the risks and consequences associated with gamblin...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 24-Hour Toll-Free Confidential and Multilingual HelpLine
Replies: 0
Views: 50209

24-Hour Toll-Free Confidential and Multilingual HelpLine

Post a message on the Forum and we'll respond as soon as possible. You may post information about yourself or someone else you’re concerned about. We're here to help. When sending a message, keep in mind that this Forum will post the message, and you will receive a response from one or more persons,...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quick Information - When Does Gambling Become a Problem?
Replies: 0
Views: 50708

Quick Information - When Does Gambling Become a Problem?

Gambling becomes a problem anytime it negatively affects any aspect of your life. Here’s some background: What is gambling? Gambling is any time you bet money or place something of value at risk on an uncertain outcome. Do I need to bet with money in order for it to be considered gambling? NO. While...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gambling Connection (Gambling, Alcohol and Drugs)
Replies: 0
Views: 50462

Gambling Connection (Gambling, Alcohol and Drugs)

The Hidden Addiction Gambling can become addictive, just like alcohol and drugs. However, compulsive gambling is often termed the “hidden addiction” because there are no visible or physical symptoms. People with gambling problems often appear "normal" to others and are generally more functional at ...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Impaired Professionals
Replies: 0
Views: 50429

Impaired Professionals

Professionals who are impaired by compulsive gambling could ultimately strain their relationships with colleagues, employers and superiors, and eventually cause revenue losses for the company they represent. Do you or Someone You Know… • Lose time from work or experience difficulties due to gambling...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Women
Replies: 0
Views: 50114

Women

More women are gambling than ever before, and many are experiencing problems. Women represent one-third of all problem gamblers, but only one-tenth participate in self-help groups or other forms of treatment. Women feel ashamed of the problems caused by their gambling. They don’t want others to see ...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Family
Replies: 0
Views: 49313

Family

The effects of a gambling problem extend beyond the gambler to include family members and even friends. Research has shown that at least 8-10 other people are negatively affected by one person with a serious gambling problem so don’t minimize difficulties you or another family member may be experien...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Seniors
Topic: Privacy Policy
Replies: 0
Views: 10476

Privacy Policy

The Older Adult Help Forum is a program operated by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, an independent non-profit corporation. The Forum is strictly confidential and anonymous. You are asked to create an anonymous account which is used to log you onto the site. This method assures we will no...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Seniors
Topic: What's This Forum About? (It's All About You)
Replies: 0
Views: 10731

What's This Forum About? (It's All About You)

More than 650,000 older adults in Florida report having a problem due to gambling and millions more are adversely affected. Presently, the opportunities for older adults to gamble are virtually endless. Various forms of gambling are available in most states in the country and transportation is often...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Seniors
Topic: 24-Hour Toll-Free Confidential and Multilingual HelpLine
Replies: 0
Views: 10129

24-Hour Toll-Free Confidential and Multilingual HelpLine

Post a message on the Forum and we'll respond as soon as possible. You may post information about yourself or someone else you are concerned about. We're here to help you. When sending a message, keep in mind that this Forum will post the message, and you will receive a response from one or more per...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Seniors
Topic: Quick Information - When Does Gambling Become a Problem?
Replies: 0
Views: 10191

Quick Information - When Does Gambling Become a Problem?

Gambling becomes a problem anytime it negatively affects any aspect of your life. Here’s some background: What is gambling? Gambling is any time you bet money or place something of value at risk on an uncertain outcome. Do I need to bet with money in order for it to be considered gambling? NO. While...
by Administrator
Wed May 14, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Seniors
Topic: What's the Appeal?
Replies: 0
Views: 9920

What's the Appeal?

In addition to opportunity, accessibility and the possibility of winning a big jackpot, older adults typically gamble for one or more of the following reasons: • Boredom – Due to an overabundance of leisure time after retirement, limited availability to other social activities or general physical li...