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    • AUGUST 25, 2016
    September is National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month

    Each September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recovery.   Here at The Center we want to bring to light that gambling disorder is an addiction, too. Gambling disorder is often called the “hidden

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    • JULY 13, 2016
    FY17 Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    FY17 Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    Webinars Join us each month for free webinars designed to provide additional problem gambling clinical training on a variety of topics. The series will begin on Friday, July 29, 2016 and conclude on Friday, June 30, 2017. One (1) CEU will be offered for each webinar. All webinars are one (1) hour, 12:00-1:00 PM EST.

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    • APRIL 7, 2016
    4th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling – Working Together for Problem Gambling Awareness

    4th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling – Working Together for Problem Gambling Awareness

    4th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling Working Together for Problem Gambling Awareness Friday, May 27, 2016 – BWI Airport Marriott Hotel On behalf of all of us at The Center, we want to extend our sincere gratitude to over 350 national and local experts, policy makers, community leaders and behavioral health providers that joined

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    • MARCH 7, 2016
    Screening for Gambling Problems

    Screening for Gambling Problems

    Screening for Gambling Problems: Have the Conversation National Problem Gambling Awareness Month Loreen Rugle, PhD Assistant Professor, Psychiatry University of Maryland School of Medicine Program Director, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the theme this year is “Have the Conversation.”  NPGA is a grassroots public awareness

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    • JANUARY 28, 2016
    Football and Gambling – Tips To Keep Your Super Bowl Betting Safe and “Penalty Free”

    Football and Gambling – Tips To Keep Your Super Bowl Betting Safe and “Penalty Free”

    This weekend, NFC playoffs (Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers) and AFC playoffs (New England Patriots and Denver Broncos) will determine the two teams playing in Super Bowl 50. And on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, millions of TV viewers will gather and tune in at public venues and private homes to watch and to wager.

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    • JANUARY 27, 2016
    Taking Stock of Your New Year’s Goals, Resolutions and Resources: Where Does Your Spending on Gambling Rank?

    Taking Stock of Your New Year’s Goals, Resolutions and Resources: Where Does Your Spending on Gambling Rank?

    At the beginning of each year, we are reminded to be healthier, have goals for self-care and prepare for the future. Some goals are based on what we want and some of our goals are founded on what we need to live a healthy lifestyle, asking ourselves questions such as: how much time will I

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    • JANUARY 21, 2016
    Webinar Series 2016

    Webinar Series 2016

    We invite you to join us for a series of free webinars designed to provide additional problem gambling clinical training on a variety of topics. 1 CEU will be offered for each CEU. All webinars are one (1) hour, 12:00-1:00 PM EST. Friday, January 29, 2016 “Problem Gambling Assessment” Moderator: Lori Rugle, PhD, NCGC II,

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    • DECEMBER 9, 2015
    Awareness Holiday Lottery Campaign

    Awareness Holiday Lottery Campaign

    The Holiday Lottery Campaign encourages parents, family members and friends NOT to give lottery tickets as gifts to Minors. (Minors are youth under 18 years of age) For the past 8 years the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Center for Youth Gambling Problems & High-Risk Behaviors have partnered with lotteries in the United

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    • SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
    Join Us in DC for the UNITE to Face Addiction Event

    Join Us in DC for the UNITE to Face Addiction Event

    On October 4, we invite you to join us in support of a special event that puts a face on addiction. More than 600 organizations from around the world will gather in a show of solidarity and collective force. Together we can help the 22 million Americans with addiction, stand up for the 23 million more

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    • AUGUST 17, 2015
    Back to School: Have the Conversations

    Back to School: Have the Conversations

    Back to school is a time for numerous conversations between parents and their children. The discussion topics include: clothing (what is the outfit you are going to wear on your first day),most popular book bags, class schedules (do you know what time and where you need to be on the first day) and are you

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    • AUGUST 3, 2015
    Thank You for Making the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling a Success!

    Thank You for Making the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling a Success!

    The Hilton Baltimore was the site of the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling, held July 8-11, 2015. New conference records were set with over 600 attendees, approximately 100 presenters, and 45 sponsors. The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) and the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling were co-hosts of the event.

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    • AUGUST 3, 2015
    Hero Worship and Gambling

    Hero Worship and Gambling

    Americans have long had “love affairs” with heroes. We want people we can admire and root for, people we believe can be role models. In our age of cynicism the distrust of politicians is evident, stars of stage, music and screen live such public lives that their scars are ever so visible. In many ways

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    • APRIL 7, 2015
    Gambling Recovery— A Step By Step Conversation

    Gambling Recovery— A Step By Step Conversation

    The first and most powerful conversation with anyone who struggles with gambling addiction is their initial admission that there is a problem. It is often a gut wrenching process to answer questions such as these taken from the Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions: Have you ever lost time from work due to gambling?   Has gamblingRead more
    • MARCH 19, 2015
    Have You Had “The Conversation” with your Children?

    Have You Had “The Conversation” with your Children?

    Good Touch/Bad Touch. Stranger/Danger. Drugs. Alcohol. Tobacco. Sex. All the “Big Talks” to have with your children. Just when you think you have made it through them all---what about talking with your children about gambling? Children are likely to begin gambling at younger ages than most other risky behaviors and studies have consistently shown thatRead more
    • MARCH 19, 2015
    Who is your “bet” to win it all?

    Who is your “bet” to win it all?

    March Madness and March Awareness: Who is your “bet” to win it all! What are the Odds?   Congratulations to the Maryland Terps Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams for their outstanding hard work and success!   Congratulations to Above All Odds – in the first year of being in the Big Ten and making it

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    • MARCH 19, 2015
    The Art of Gambling Recovery

    The Art of Gambling Recovery

    To Be Featured at the Friday Night Highlight Event at the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling   July 10, 2015 - 6:00-9:00PM The Co-Hosts of the 29th National Conference, The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling and The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, invite you to participate in an art showcase that capturesRead more
    • FEBRUARY 27, 2015

    Scholarship Opportunity

    Scholarship Opportunity   March 1 - 31, 2015   29th National Conference on Problem Gambling New Challenges - Creative Solutions • Baltimore, Maryland • July 10-11, 2015 The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (The Center) and The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling are Co-Hosts of the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore City, JulyRead more
    • FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    March 2015 is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign’s goal is to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally. The tag-line for this year’s campaign is “Problem Gambling: HaveRead more
    • JANUARY 30, 2015
    Super Bowl — Not a Safe Bet for Those Struggling with Gambling

    Super Bowl — Not a Safe Bet for Those Struggling with Gambling

    It’s Super Bowl weekend – millions of people are getting ready for the game. And getting ready to place a bet. It is estimated that over $10 Billion dollars worldwide is bet on the Super Bowl. The bets aren’t just placed on a winning team or a winning spread, but on every detail of the

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    • OCTOBER 8, 2014
    Inmates Face Problem Gambling Habit

    Inmates Face Problem Gambling Habit

    By Justin George The Baltimore Sun 6:00 a.m. EDT, October 8, 2014. Joy remembers the day that risking a few dollars for fun turned into a rush she couldn’t control. It was Feb. 14, 2000, at the casino in Charles Town, W.Va. She plunked some money into a slot machine, and out came hundreds of

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    • AUGUST 31, 2014
    Problem Gambling Center Mounts Campaign Urging Restraint

    Problem Gambling Center Mounts Campaign Urging Restraint

    By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun, 7:47 p.m. EDT, August 31, 2014. Bythella V. Johnson lost so much — about $3,000 — on slot machines during a recent trip to Atlantic City with her husband, Gary, to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary that he threatened to cut the trip short if she didn’t ease up.

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    • APRIL 21, 2014

    Understanding Joy Now Streaming Online

    Understanding Joy is a revealing documentary on the destructive nature of gambling addiction. It debuted on Maryland Public Television (MPT) on Wednesday, March 19 at 8 p.m. The one-hour special also featured a panel of experts, a call-in telephone bank to respond to viewers’ questions or requests for help, and a live Twitter feed. The

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    • APRIL 21, 2014
    Center Staff Contributes to 26th Annual NCADD Tuerk Conference

    Center Staff Contributes to 26th Annual NCADD Tuerk Conference

    The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling participated in the April 9th Tuerk Conference, held at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s theme: “Impact on Behavioral Health” attracted over 1400 professionals from Maryland and surrounding States. The Maryland Center of Excellence along with the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling jointly provided training and prevention

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    • MARCH 19, 2014
    Gambling Problems Can Cause Financial Hardship

    Gambling Problems Can Cause Financial Hardship

    The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (The Center) invites you to join them at Money Power Day this Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Poly-Western High School.  The Center’s booth will be located in the Exhibitor Hall near the Main Stage. Money Power Day is a FREE annual event providing Baltimore

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    • MARCH 10, 2014
    March Madness and Sports Gambling: Innocent Fun or Dangerous Pastime?

    March Madness and Sports Gambling: Innocent Fun or Dangerous Pastime?

    March Madness has begun.  Do you know at least one person who is participating in the “Brackets”? What is for many just social gambling or harmless fun can turn into a struggle for the sports gambler and problem gambler alike.  By most estimates, gambling on March Madness tops $12 Billion dollars in “legal” bets worldwide.

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