Category: Gambling

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

There is a connection between problem gambling and suicide. Individuals struggling with problem gambling or gambling disorder can feel distress and a sense of helplessness when dealing with the effects of their gambling behavior. They can feel alone. And their distress isn’t obvious.

September is National Recovery Month

Each September, we focus our awareness efforts toward helping to disseminate information about the resources available that enable those with a substance use problem or other addictive behaviors including problem gambling and disordered gambling, to live healthy and rewarding lives. Recovery from addiction is possible and it does not need to be a solo journey. Please join us in celebrating national recovery months it’s for everyone. Let us help you start your journey on the road to problem gambling recovery.

Prevention Grants

The Center offers a problem gambling prevention grant program to organizations who wish to integrate problem gambling prevention strategies into their current scope of work. …

July Is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Also known as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month. This July, the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) invites you to join us in promoting health equity issues of minorities with problem gambling prevention. Maryland data shows minority populations are at a greater risk of problem gambling behaviors. Help us raise awareness of this health disparity and work to create equity in awareness, education, prevention, treatment, and recovery for all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with a gambling problem or a disorder.

May is Mental Health Month

This May during National Mental Health Month, take a mental health break to recognize an opportunity to share the importance of care in our relationships to other and to ourselves. Sustaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle to achieve “wellness” in our daily lives is important, but it can also be a challenge, especially if dealing with addictive behavior.

10th Anniversary Conference on Problem Gambling

Save the Date: Friday, June 16, 2023. We are excited to invite you to save the date for our 10th Anniversary Conference on Problem Gambling. The Conference will be live and in-person at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.

Live a Less-Stressed Life

Start today and acknowledge that stress happens. By implementing self-care tools, you and your family can minimize stress and enjoy a healthier, happier life.

Alcohol and Gambling Addiction – Not a Good Mix!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a national public health awareness campaign developed to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of alcoholism. Established in 1987, alcohol awareness month allows communities to focus on spreading awareness and reducing the stigma associated with alcohol addiction. Adding problematic gambling behavior into the mix of frequent alcohol consumption increases the risk of harm and addiction.

Child Neglect and Problem Gambling

Families, in any formation, are the core of our communities. It is through awareness, collaboration and support that we keep families and the communities they live in strong, healthy and vibrant. Problematic and addictive behavior in adults can threaten the very foundation of a healthy and safe environment – and often, children are the easiest target for release of anger and frustration.

This March, take the “Madness” out of Gambling

It’s March and basketball “madness” abounds! It’s known that more and more states are discussing and passing sports legislation. The American Gambling Association AGA, estimated that over 50 million Americans will bet over 10 billion combined on March Madness 2023 – with an increasingly larger share going towards legal US online sports books and casinos.

Screen for Gambling Disorder

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) is committed to increasing the capacity of mental health/behavioral health care treatment and prevention programs to address gambling, problem gambling and gambling disorder through enhanced screening, assessment, awareness, intervention, recovery and health promotion strategies, and to make the impact of gambling behaviors on recovery, health and well-being a relevant topic of conversation within communities and organizations.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Each March, the Center actively promotes Problem Gambling Awareness Month, a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign established by the National Council on Problem Gambling to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and raise awareness about the help and resources available.