Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

5 staycation tips to help you rest and reset

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled traditional summer vacations. But you can still enjoy some rest and relaxation right at home—on a staycation! Taking time for yourself is an important way to recharge, reduce stress, and reconnect with people or activities you value—all of which can help anyone struggling with mental health issues or […]

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Ohio earns national recognition for responsible gambling initiatives at the NCPG Annual Awards Ceremony

Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG) received top honors at the 2020 National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling Awards Ceremony, held virtually Friday, July 24. Competing against other statewide gambling prevention programs across the country, ORG was honored in major award categories, winning the following: Corporate Public Awareness Award for Change the Game Ohio, […]

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Problem gambling warning signs

Unlike substance use disorders, the signs of gambling problems may not be as noticeable or apparent. However, there are emotional and behavioral changes that suggest someone may have a gambling problem. Someone may have a gambling problem if… They exaggerate gambling wins and downplay losses. They are secretive about where they go and the money […]

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5 healthy summer habits

Summer is in full swing! All the sunshine, warm weather, and outdoor activities can give people the nudge they need to adopt new healthy habits. Here are 5 habits to embrace this summer and in every season! Stay hydrated.Drinking enough water is a must, particularly in the hot summer months. One simple way to drink […]

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6 risks factors of online gambling

Online gambling possesses a unique set of risks. Combined with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, online gambling can be especially tempting and destructive for those with gambling problems. Why? Here are 6 risk factors of online gambling: Easy access. In just a few clicks or taps, gamblers can access games and betting opportunities right […]

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Play it safe with youth gaming

In the US, 70% of families have a child who plays video games. As COVID-19 continues to keep people indoors and turns usual schedules upside down, kids are spending more time gaming. For them, it’s a way to connect with friends, have fun, and occupy their time. But all that gaming can lead to unintended […]

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