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    • JULY 1, 2020
    Safe Gambling for Military and Veterans

    Safe Gambling for Military and Veterans

    The military and veterans are at greater risk than the general public for developing problem gambling. Nearly 10% of US Veterans struggle with disordered gambling, a rate two-three times higher than the general population. 

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    • JUNE 1, 2020
    The Road to Recovery Starts with a Conversation

    The Road to Recovery Starts with a Conversation

    For some, gambling activity can get out of control and start to negatively affect their life and all those around them. A conversation with a Problem Gambling Peer Support Specialist can provide the needed support on the road to a healthier and happier life.

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    • MAY 1, 2020

    Keeping The Health And Balance In Your Life If You Gamble

    May is recognized as National Mental Health Month, an opportunity to share the importance of care in our relationships to others and to ourselves. Sustaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle to achieve “wellness” in our daily lives can be a challenge, especially if dealing with problematic behavior. Gambling can be fun. But for some, gambling

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    • JANUARY 30, 2020

    Gambling on Sports – It’s Not A Safe Bet!

    Sports betting (placing a wager on any aspect of a sporting event) is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the world. Major sporting events such as February’s “Big Game,” March NCAA Basketball tournament, and the MLB’s World Series are some of the more publicized opportunities to engage in betting behavior. While legislation

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    • MAY 25, 2019
    Keeping the Health and Balance in Your Life if you Gamble

    Keeping the Health and Balance in Your Life if you Gamble

    May is recognized as National Mental Health Month, an opportunity to share the importance of care in our relationships to others and to ourselves. Sustaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle to achieve “wellness” in our daily lives can be a challenge, especially if dealing with problematic behavior. Gambling can be fun. But for some, gambling

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    • FEBRUARY 19, 2019
    Gambling on Sports – It’s Not a Safe Bet!

    Gambling on Sports – It’s Not a Safe Bet!

    Sports betting (placing a wager on any aspect of a sporting event) is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the world. Major sporting events such as the NCAA Basketball tournament, February’s “Big Game” and the MLB’s World Series are some of the more publicized opportunities to engage in betting behavior. While legislation

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    • FEBRUARY 1, 2019
    Celebrating the Big Game? Play it Safe!

    Celebrating the Big Game? Play it Safe!

    This weekend (Sunday, February 3, 2019) is February’s Big Game, one of the most celebrated sports events of the year. It’s also one of the biggest sports events for placing a bet. According to the AGA, an estimated 22.7 million adults this year will place a bet before or during the game as part of

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    • NOVEMBER 20, 2018
    Gambling and the Military: Seizing Control of Your Life

    Gambling and the Military: Seizing Control of Your Life

    Unhealthy gambling is a problem for many in our nation’s military. Nearly 10% of US veterans struggle with disordered gambling, a rate two-three times higher than the general population. Here in Maryland, an estimated 380,000 veterans called the state home in 2018, representing approximately 6% of the total population. Military experiences and post-deployment stress can be

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