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by Administrator
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: THE FCCG IS CELEBRATING NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH
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THE FCCG IS CELEBRATING NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH

YOUR PATH TO RECOVERY IS A PHONE CALL OR A MOUSE CLICK AWAY September is National Recovery Month so the FCCG wants to encourage anyone who is having problems with gambling to reach out for help so we can assist in getting you on the path to recovery. Approximately 60 million adults in the United Sta...
by Administrator
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Financial Assistance Available!
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Views: 6589

Financial Assistance Available!

FCCG Budgeting Tool The FCCG has launched a new program as part of it’s Peer Connect resource. The Peer Connect program is a offers a gambler or a loved the opportunity to speak to someone in recovery for purposes of gaining insight into the recovery process from someone with that experience. In add...
by Administrator
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: 2015/2016 HelpLine Stats are in!
Replies: 0
Views: 5540

2015/2016 HelpLine Stats are in!

Data From the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine Throughout the 2015/2016 fiscal year, the FCCG received over 5,900 contacts to its 888-ADMIT-IT Helpline for help or information about a gambling problem. This was a 9% increase over the previous year. When looking at the Help contacts, data showed that 75% of the...
by Administrator
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Stock Market Gambling-As Harmful as Casino Gambling?
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Views: 5379

Stock Market Gambling-As Harmful as Casino Gambling?

By its very definition, gambling: Placing something of value on an event of an uncertain outcome; Buying, selling and trading stocks is indeed a type of gambling. Simply put, if you buy stocks, you don’t know if the stock is going to go up or down so you are taking a chance on an event with an uncer...
by Administrator
Thu May 19, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Gambling and Medications
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Views: 4979

Gambling and Medications

Medication Side Effects Include Compulsive Gambling It has been known for many years that medications for Parkinson’s and Restless Leg Syndrome sufferers such as Requip and Miripex can cause people to develop serious gambling problems within a relatively short amount of time. More recently, Abilify ...
by Administrator
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Marcus–A True Friend
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Views: 5307

Marcus–A True Friend

Helping A Loved One Hi, I’m Marcus. I want to tell you about my friend Carl who was in so deep I didn't think he had a chance to get a normal life back. Carl and I had known each other for about 10 years. We met through mutual friends and hit it off and soon became good friends. One day while I was ...
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: 5027

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
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Views: 7211

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?
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Views: 6227

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
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Views: 6744

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
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Views: 5861

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: 6048

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
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Views: 5789

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: 6537

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?
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Views: 6010

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 ...