Category: General Info

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.

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.

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.

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.

Screening Day

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.

take the madness out of Gambling

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 2022 – with an increasingly larger share going towards legal US online sports books and casinos.

March is 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.

If you bet – PLAY IT SAFE!

If you bet – PLAY IT SAFE!

Sunday, February 13, 2022 is football’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 American Gaming Association (AGA) over 23 million people in the U.S. will wager over 4 billion on the game.

Give Yourself a Gift of Wellness

Give Yourself a Gift of Wellness

This holiday, take the stress out of the season. Here are a few holiday coping skills to keep your holiday festive.

'Tis The Season for Gifting Responsibly

Gift Responsibly. Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play

Many view gifting lottery tickets as harmless fun for any age that adds a touch of excitement in the anticipation of possibly wining money. However, research shows that children who gamble – including the use of lottery scratch off tickets – are four times more likely to become problem gamblers.

Problem Gambling and Domestic Violence

Problem Gambling and Domestic Violence

For most, gambling can be a fun, leisure activity. But for some, gambling can get out of control; it can become problematic and addictive. It can become harmful.

November is Veterans Awareness Month

November is Veterans Awareness Month

Nearly 10% of U.S. Veterans struggle with disordered gambling, a rate two-three times higher than the general population.  Click Here to visit a dedicate website for active military and veterans.