We found 9 articles related to the category Gambling Addiction.

Problem Gambling Treatment: Essential Services in a Changing Landscape

With Connecticut’s legalization of online sports betting last fall, calls to the CT Helpline for Gambling Treatment (888.789.7777), and related chat messages and texts for help, have increased dramatically, underscoring the need for additional support amid a changing landscape. Wheeler's Katie Kirch, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, clinical supervisor, Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program, explains.

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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which underscores the challenges of problem gambling and available resources through programs such as Wheeler’s Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program.

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Problem Gambling During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

The COVID-19 outbreak has been stressful for everyone. People with an active gambling issue, or who are in recovery, may find this period even more challenging because of the effects of prolonged isolation, boredom, economic instability, and fear. Wheeler's Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program team offers tips for dealing with these challenges.

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How to Recognize a Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction doesn’t discriminate-- it’s just as likely to impact a woman as it is a man, a minimum-wage employee as a CEO, a college student as a retired senior citizen. Compared to other addictions, gambling addictions are easy to hide. There are no physical signs or symptoms; even close loved ones might not know the truth.

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Getting Over a Gambling Addiction is Possible

David Pogg’s gambling addiction began when he was a child, visiting the dog track with his grandparents. Decades later, he found himself out for a walk, staring at the icy Connecticut River, contemplating taking his own life.

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