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Veterans, active military at risk of problem gambling

Today, America honors the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day also serves as a reminder to support the many veterans and military personnel struggling with mental health issues and addiction, including problem gambling. Active military membersAccording to the National Council on Problem Gambling, as many as 56,000 active duty […]

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Ohio’s Warm Transfer Project to provide after-hours support for problem gambling

The Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline is available 24/7—and soon clinician support will be too. To connect those calling after business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) to services they need, the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO), along with the Ohio Problem Gambling Advisory Board and Ohio for Responsible Gambling, is launching a new warm transfer […]

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How to talk to kids about gambling

Hopefully all moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Being a mom takes amazing strength, especially when it comes to tough conversations. Change the Game, created by Ohio for Responsible Gambling, is here to help moms (and all parent figures) talk with children about responsible gaming and gambling behaviors, helping to prevent youth gambling before it’s […]

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Tips to support your mental health while staying at home

Staying in to help slow the spread of the coronavirus is making a difference. But it’s also making many people stressed, lonely, and bored, all of which can lead to unhealthy coping behaviors, including gambling. By forming a few healthy habits, you can improve your mental wellbeing. Emotional awarenessFinancial uncertainty, concern for loved ones, and […]

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Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Find Help.

Problem Gambling Resources are Available Online & by Phone. Protective measures implemented in response to the Coronavirus have led to the cancellation of Gambler’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. People who struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation and rely on those meetings can still find the support and guidance they need. As lifestyles are changing due […]

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The Voluntary Exclusion Program

Here to Help Problem Gamblers in Ohio. The Gambling Help Ohio.org website offers many valuable resources for people seeking help and support. One of those resources that has made positive impacts across the state is the Voluntary Exclusion Program. The program offers individuals the ability to ban themselves from casino or racino facilities in Ohio […]

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Every Month Should Be Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month ended in March. Our commitment to shining a light on the issue didn’t. That’s why, in April, we’re taking the opportunity to remind everyone what makes problem gambling so damaging and how we can all help address the issue in our communities. By the Numbers It’s sometimes called “the invisible addiction.” […]

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Managing Stress During Coronavirus

Expanding Support Services in Response to the Pandemic. The Coronavirus pandemic is putting added stress on Ohioans already dealing with mental health needs. For people dealing with feelings of loneliness and isolation due to problem gambling or any mental health issue, the statewide protective measures being implemented in response to this public health crisis can […]

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Nobody has to Struggle Alone. We’re Always Here to Help.

If gambling is causing problems in your life, there are many resources that you can turn to. Ohio’s problem gambling resource database contains 81 locations that provide counseling services, information on self-exclusion from casinos and racinos and various support groups for problem gamblers and their families. The first step toward getting help is knowing where […]

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Marijuana and Problem Gambling

The Connection is Becoming Clearer Recent national studies suggest that marijuana users gamble more often than the general population. According to a study conducted by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, those under the influence of marijuana are more apt to make rash and impulsive decisions – magnifying their reactions to gambling wins and losses. […]

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