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by Administrator
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: March Madness and Gambling-Brackets, Betting and Addiction
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Views: 3645

March Madness and Gambling-Brackets, Betting and Addiction

The NCAA’s March Madness Tournament which starts on March 15th and ends with the Championship game on April 4th is an annual event that millions of people watch to root on their favorite College teams. The upsets, the action and the amazing passes and dunks are on full display on several networks th...
by Administrator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Replies: 0
Views: 5770

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

PGAM–Spreading the Word The Month of March is an important time for the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling. Every year the FCCG participates in Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This event is a nationwide grass roots campaign aimed at educating the public about gambling addiction. The FCC...
by Administrator
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Fantasy Sports-The New Wave of Gambling?
Replies: 0
Views: 4952

Fantasy Sports-The New Wave of Gambling?

While Fantasy sports has been around for quite some time (over 50 years actually), it has really become popular in the last decade or so. Over the last year, this industry has exploded in popularity among people in the United States mostly due to the offering of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). While the...
by Administrator
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Back From the Brink-William’s Story of Redemption
Replies: 0
Views: 5425

Back From the Brink-William’s Story of Redemption

William, a 46 year old ex-gambler talks about his gambling addiction and how he came through a winner by giving it all up…. FCCG: What is your earliest memory of gambling? William: I remember going to the dog track with my father when I was 6 or 7. It was so exciting. I remember many times, my dad l...
by Administrator
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Gambling and the Military-Help For Those That Serve
Replies: 0
Views: 4615

Gambling and the Military-Help For Those That Serve

As with other addictions, Disordered Gambling does not discriminate . It can affect anyone regardless of gender, race, age or social and financial status. However, there are certain populations of people that are more susceptible to developing a gambling addiction such as military personnel. For tho...
by Administrator
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: National Recovery Month
Replies: 0
Views: 4786

National Recovery Month

Call Now and Take the First Step September is National Recovery Month! Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a gambling, mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewardin...
by Administrator
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: A Second Chance At Life
Replies: 0
Views: 4550

A Second Chance At Life

Recovering Gambler–Timothy My story isn’t unique. As a matter of fact it’s quite common. I gambled until I was so addicted that I lied to friends and family, stole money from my job and almost committed suicide. You are probably saying to yourself: “that isn’t common, that’s crazy!!”. Let me start f...
by Administrator
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: FCCG HelpLine Statistics 2014/2015
Replies: 0
Views: 5282

FCCG HelpLine Statistics 2014/2015

The 2014/2015 fiscal year has ended for the FCCG and the statistics gathered from HelpLine contacts tell an all too familiar tale of serious gambling problems in the State of Florida. Throughout the year, the FCCG received over 5,400 contacts from individuals seeking help or information for a gambli...
by Administrator
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Is Online Wagering Dangerous?
Replies: 0
Views: 4688

Is Online Wagering Dangerous?

The simple answer is “yes” to some people. For those that have a problem or have the propensity to develop a problem, online gambling presents a unique and dangerous environment. Currently there are thousands of online gambling sites with new ones popping up each day. These sites offer all types of ...
by Administrator
Wed May 20, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Peer Connect
Replies: 2
Views: 7911

Peer Connect

Peer Connect is a program that anyone can take advantage of when contacting the HelpLine. Is there a specific type of person that may benefit from Peer connect over others? Possibly. Callers who have sought help before and have been to GA or received counseling and just want to get back on track aga...
by Administrator
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: 18th Annual Conference–May 14-15
Replies: 0
Views: 4782

18th Annual Conference–May 14-15

On May 14th and 15th 2015, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling will host it’s 18th annual statewide conference entitled “Compulsive Gambling Awareness, Prevention and Treatment: Connecting the Dots”. This conference brings together, some of the premier nationwide professionals in the problem ...
by Administrator
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Replies: 0
Views: 4715

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This grassroots campaign is held all over the Country and aims to educate the public about problem gambling and the effects it has on individuals and society as a whole. This year, the theme is problem gambling as a public health issue, with an awareness ca...
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Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Financial Problems-Handling the Burden
Replies: 0
Views: 4924

Financial Problems-Handling the Burden

It goes without saying that financial problems are a significant negative affectation of problem and compulsive gambling. Savings accounts are drained, credit cards are maxed out and household bills sit unpaid for months at a time. This all too familiar situation could be the toughest thing the gamb...
by Administrator
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: GA/Gam-Anon-More Than a Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 5311

GA/Gam-Anon-More Than a Meeting

For gamblers and loved ones alike, the most popular resource to take advantage of is Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon. These programs have been the staple for many years and have helped thousands of individuals who have been affected by gambling. These are 12 step programs based on the traditions of ...
by Administrator
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Holidays, Stress and Recovery
Replies: 0
Views: 4863

Holidays, Stress and Recovery

The Holiday Season is upon us. Gifts are being wrapped and placed under the tree; lights and decorations are being put up and fireplaces are being lit to keep everyone warm. This is also a dangerous time of year for those in recovery or for those who have a gambling problem. The holidays can bring a...