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SEE ‘HOPE’ WALKING!

Bea Aikens, Founder Lanie’s Hope This year’s Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope was an amazing and inspiring experience for all who joined together to promote awareness and prevention of suicide AND to recognize the high risk of suicide among problem gamblers. Kudos to the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Nevada Office of […]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s amendment to study problem gambling at US military facilities adopted by Senate

June 18, 2015 at 7:01 PM WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday adopted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, calling for the Government Accountability Office to study whether additional resources are needed to help members of the armed forces who struggle with gambling addictions. “If the military […]

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Jodie Neally

Jodie’s Story

Compulsive gambling is an illness to which I lost nearly everything. Nearly. To understand my story you need to understand my addictions. When I was 25, I quit a three pack a day cigarette habit. When I was 37, I quit a heavy drinking problem. Like my father before me, I was proud of myself […]

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Button Up for Problem Gambling Awareness

In support of this year’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month campaign the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling encourages everyone to “HAVE THE CONVERSATION” about problem gambling. We believe many who suffer in silence do so because they don’t understand that problem gambling is a treatable condition, and help is available! We’ve challenged our communities to WEAR […]

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SAMHSA Advisory on Problem Gambling

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released this 8 page brief that provides an introduction to pathological gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling, and their link with substance use disorders.  The new publication also describes tools available for screening and diagnosis, as well as strategies for treating people with gambling problems.  […]

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