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by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: College Students
Topic: Gambling Connection (Gambling, Alcohol and Drugs)
Replies: 0
Views: 9195

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, cannot be drug or urine tested, and ...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: College Students
Topic: Keepin' It Real (Being Honest With Self)
Replies: 0
Views: 9380

Keepin' It Real (Being Honest With Self)

Being Honest With Self It’s important to be honest with yourself as to how gambling is impacting on your life. Only you can know for sure whether gambling is interfering at school, work, home or elsewhere. If you find yourself spending too much time gambling or thinking about gambling then it’s tim...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: College Students
Topic: Pump the Breaks (Checking in With Self)
Replies: 0
Views: 9553

Pump the Breaks (Checking in With Self)

Checking In With Self Often we need to slow down or stop what we are doing in order to determine how things are going or to identify what may be bothering us. At times, things seem to happen quickly and when it comes to problem gambling, it is not unusual for life to begin to spiral out of control....
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: College Students
Topic: Student Athlete Alert (Important Info for Student Athletes)
Replies: 0
Views: 9905

Student Athlete Alert (Important Info for Student Athletes)

Why is gambling a problem for student athletes? Student athletes are particularly at risk for a gambling problem due to their competitive nature. They are also more vulnerable to approach by people who may not have their best interests in mind, and who may be seeking to affect the outcome of a game...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: College Students
Topic: Peeps and Peers (Friends)
Replies: 0
Views: 9121

Peeps and Peers (Friends)

Friends Sometimes, you may find that you’re concerned about a friend who may be gambling. You may have even tried to talk to your friend and were either rejected or ignored. Do not become discouraged. People with gambling problems very often are not receptive to hearing that their behaviors or acti...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: College Students
Topic: Home Team (Family)
Replies: 0
Views: 8773

Home Team (Family)

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 ...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Shhhh.... (Privacy Policy)
Replies: 0
Views: 9538

Shhhh.... (Privacy Policy)

Privacy Policy The Teen Forum is a program operated by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling. 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 access to any personal inform...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: What's This Forum About? (It's All About You)
Replies: 0
Views: 9030

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

What's This Forum About? (It's All About You) Recently, gambling (betting) among young people has grown more popular, largely due to televised Texas Hold'Em tournaments, increased advertising and access to the Internet. In an effort to help students address the risks and consequences related to gamb...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Got Your Back 24/7 (24-Hour Toll-Free Confidential HelpLine)
Replies: 0
Views: 8903

Got Your Back 24/7 (24-Hour Toll-Free Confidential HelpLine)

Got Your Back 24/7 (24-Hour Toll-Free Confidential Helpline) Got a gambling problem? We can help! Post a message and we'll get back to you. Doesn't matter if you're looking for information for yourself or someone else, we've got just what you need. When sending a message, keep in mind that this Foru...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Nuts & Bolts (Quick Info)
Replies: 0
Views: 9291

Nuts & Bolts (Quick Info)

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 in hopes of winning something of greater value. Do I need to bet wit...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Gambling Connection (Gambling, Alcohol and Drugs)
Replies: 0
Views: 9182

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” since there are no visible or physical symptoms. People with gambling problems often appear "normal" to others, cannot be drug or urine tested, and are...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Keepin' It Real (Being Honest With Self)
Replies: 0
Views: 9021

Keepin' It Real (Being Honest With Self)

Being Honest With Self It’s important to be honest with yourself as to how gambling is impacting on your life. Only you can know for sure whether gambling is interfering at school, work, home or elsewhere. If you find yourself spending too much time gambling or thinking about gambling then it’s time...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Take a Break (Checking in With Self)
Replies: 1
Views: 11824

Take a Break (Checking in With Self)

Checking in With Self Often we need to slow down or stop what we are doing in order to think about how we feel or what may be bothering us. At times, things seem to happen quickly and when it comes to problem gambling, it is not unusual for life to begin to spiral out of control. Take a break is an ...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Peeps and Peers (Friends)
Replies: 0
Views: 8786

Peeps and Peers (Friends)

Friends Sometimes, you may find that you’re concerned about a friend who may be gambling. You may have even tried to talk to your friend and were ignored. People with gambling problems very often are not open to hearing that their actions may be of concern to others. However, they still need to hear...
by Administrator
Tue May 13, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Home Team (Family)
Replies: 0
Views: 8357

Home Team (Family)

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 e...