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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 …

Gambling Disorder Screening Day

National Gambling Disorder Screening Day

Gambling Disorder Screening Day is an annual one-day event on the second Tuesday in March, developed by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the …

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), held each March, is a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign created and sponsored by the National Council on Problem …

Family, Finances and Gambling

The first few months of every New Year brings a focus to finances and financial discussions, whether it’s in the context of a new year’s …

Ready for the BIG GAME this weekend? If you bet – PLAY IT SAFE!

Ready for the BIG GAME this weekend? If you bet – PLAY IT SAFE! This weekend (Sunday, February 7, 2020) is football’s Big Game, one …

Mega Millions & Powerball Jackpots

This week, the Mega Millions jackpot is reaching a record high (estimated at nearly $1 Billion). It could be a big win for a lucky …

‘Tis the Season to Gift Responsibly

At this gift-giving time of year, lottery scratch off tickets are a popular and easy gift to slip into a stocking or a present. Many …

November is Veterans Awareness Month

Gambling can be fun entertainment, but some, gambling can get of control and become an addition resulting in financial problems, legal issues, family/relationship conflict, and …

Children’s Health Month

Children are vulnerable to stress and mental health problems from preschool through the high school years. A healthy childhood requires a balance of academics, fun activities, life skills, and other experiences to support healthy growth and development.  Children and families need to be supported through a health and wellness approach including social, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual components.  However, in this current climate of a worldwide pandemic, maintaining a healthy environment of wellness is challenging for all families. During this current health crisis, activities now have to be redesigned and energies redirected. We need to evaluate and maintain a healthy and balanced environment for the whole family, especially for our children. 

International Recovery Day

Celebrate recovery and globally connect recovering individuals, families and communities to provide worldwide hope to overcome addiction. The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling supports recovery by providing free resources and support 24/7 at no cost to Maryland individuals and families struggling with gambling problems.

National Recovery Month

In September, National Recovery Month helps educate individuals struggling with addiction that living a healthy and reward life is possible.  For individuals and families struggling with problem gambling and gambling addiction, the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling offers resources at no cost to support that recovery journey. 

National Suicide Awareness Month

Did you know?  Nearly 50% of people struggling with problems due to gambling/gambling addiction have had thoughts of suicide.