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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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Back to School - Unpacking the Mental Backpack

Our Melissa Mendez, LCSW, IMH-E, Director of Early Childhood Programs at Wheeler, participated in a August 26 virtual event from the YWCA Hartford Region, "Back to School: A Conversation Unpacking the Mental Backpack."

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Wheeler President and CEO and Peer Recovery Specialist Part of Recent WNPR “Where We Live” Program

Wheeler President and Chief Executive Officer, Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, and Stephanie Almada, peer recovery support specialist, took part in WNPR’s August 6 “Where We Live” program and discussed the impact of COVID-19 and other factors on behavioral health and substance use; strategies for reducing stigma; the purpose and benefits of medication-assisted treatment (MAT); and priorities for addressing these issues moving forward.

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Dr. Rebecca Eleck Discusses COVID Vaccines on Hot 93.7

Rebecca Eleck, MD, primary care medical director, talks with Jenny Boom Boom and DJ Meechie from Hot 93.7, discussing the importance of getting vaccinated for COVID, the differences between the different vaccines and COVID variants, and how to keep yourself safe.

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The Return to In-Person Care at Wheeler

Our community health centers offer safe, compassionate in-person care, including walk-in hours for behavioral health, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–3:30 PM. Wheeler's Reggie Harris, integrated care supervisor, explains how we support our patients when we meet face to face.

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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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