How Problem Gambling Awareness Fits Into National Men’s Health Month

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How Problem Gambling Awareness Fits Into National Men’s Health Month

June is also National Men’s Health Month, and perfect timing for a reminder to encourage the man or men in your life to take care of their bodies by eating right, getting sufficient sleep, engaging in exercise, and working to prevent disease. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten awareness regarding preventable health conditions and seeking early detection and treatment of diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and depression. The official symbol for the month is a blue ribbon as a gentle reminder of its importance. So, planning activities and outings with these points in mind can be both helpful and enjoyable. 

While gambling addiction is becoming more prevalent among females, prevalence studies continue to affirm that males are more likely to be compulsive gamblers. So, when the men in your life go for their routine check-ups, be sure the doctor asks about gambling activities. It is known as the hidden disorder as there aren’t any visible symptoms, such as those exhibited by alcohol and substance abusers, so it’s essential to inquire how people are spending their free time, or what they might be doing at night, prior to going to bed. Problem gamblers often experience a breadth of physical and emotional difficulties, so asking specific questions can make a difference.

Our 24/7, Confidential, and Multilingual Problem Gambling HelpLine may be reached by calling 888-ADMIT-IT (888-236-4848), texting (321) 978-0555, emailing fccg@gamblinghelp.org, initiating a live chat at gamblinghelp.org, or by reaching out to us on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. The HelpLine offers help and hope for anyone suffering from the effects of gambling addiction.

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