How to gift responsibly this holiday season

The holiday season is right around the corner. That means gift-giving is on many people’s minds, especially if there are children in your life. While it can be tempting to fill their stockings with small items like lottery scratch-offs, dice or cards this year, think again. According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, many […]

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Southeast Ohioans & Gambling Addiction

It’s no secret that rural communities tend to face obstacles such as health disparities, poverty, unemployment, and less access to education and transportation. These are all issues that can lead to and amplify an array of problems, including addiction. A type of addiction that is underreported in the Southeast Ohio area – and all around […]

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Join the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio on November 18 to Learn More about Problem Gambling

On Wednesday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you can listen in as addiction professionals and gambling operators come together to keep Ohioans safe and address the issues of problem gambling. The virtual event lineup will include strategic planning sessions, conference presentations, venue visits, educational sessions, and more. Throughout the event, attendees will […]

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6 ways to boost your mental health now

When it comes to mental health and well-being, simple, easy actions can have a quick, positive impact. Here are a few things you can do to improve emotional health and mood in the moment. Listen to music. It’s been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and help with depression. Learn more about the power of […]

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Savor the flavors of fall

From pumpkin spiced everything to hearty stews and casseroles, fall is filled with nutritious, delicious flavors and foods. Check out these healthy, tasty ways to enjoy them. Add in some spices Bring signature autumn flavors to your foods with these spices: Cinnamon – Stir it into coffee and tea, sprinkle it on fruit or oatmeal, […]

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Here’s how you can help.

Each September, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of more than 170 crisis centers, highlights the role everyone can play to help prevent suicide and save lives. The free, confidential 24/7 helpline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is committed to improving crisis services and suicide prevention efforts through awareness and education.  People struggling with problem gambling are […]

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We talked to Bill Shepherd, the Director of Clinical Operations for the Recovery Council, about how gambling is underreported in Southeast Ohio yet still significantly affects residents. https://t.co/Ry76jUj3fm #ResponsibleGambling #KnowYourRisk #SoutheastOhio

Learn how casinos and racinos are changing their facilities to keep patrons socially distant and safe during COVID-19. Read more about these safety efforts in our blog. #StaySafe #KnowTheRisk https://t.co/itwkxsjRyS

Thanksgiving is here. Whether your Thanksgiving is around a table or over FaceTime, be sure to let those you love know that you’re thankful for them. #BeforeYouBet #HappyThanksgiving