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50% of Bitcoin Transactions are Gambling-Related — Here’s Why

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Dogecoin are growing in popularity, but not everyone is aware of how they could connect to online gambling. According to James Syphax, Community Prevention Manager at Prevention Action Alliance, understanding this connection is critical to problem gambling prevention. Syphax presented on Cryptocurrency and Online Gambling at the 18th Annual Ohio Problem […]

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Prioritize Your Mental Health This May

Whether or not you personally struggle with a problem with gambling, mental health affects us all. During Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Before You Bet wants to shed light on this important topic and encourage people to seek treatment if they find themselves struggling with mental health. Some might not know that gambling addiction, […]

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Top Tips for Reducing Stress This Spring

Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures, but it can become a problem if it starts to disrupt your day-to-day functioning. According to the American Psychological Association, more than three-quarters of adults report physical or emotional symptoms of stress, such as headaches, feeling tired, or changes in sleeping habits. For most individuals, gambling can […]

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A Journey of Hope

As I sat in the waiting area of Recovery Resources for my name to be called, my mind was racing. What am I doing here? What has happened to me? My hands were trembling, and my heart was beating so fast, as if I had just run the race of my life. Maybe this was a […]

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How To Use Future Stimulus Checks Responsibly

Stimulus checks have been in the news in recent months, and more could roll out as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. That extra financial support is critical for many during these unprecedented times, but it can also be a risk factor for someone who struggles with problem gambling. According to a news article from WOWK in […]

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