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News & Updates


National Conference on Problem Gambling - July 11th and 12th


(Pre-conference activities July 9th and 10th)

The NCPG National Conference on Problem Gambling is in just 2 weeks!  This is the oldest national conference on problem gambling in the world.

 

Bringing the family along? Don’t forget that attendees will receive special savings at Disney WorldWonder Works is the wonkiest building in town and is another place nearby to have a great time! If you’re up for enjoying the sunshine, head out to Daytona Beach for an evening dinner or a free afternoon!

 

Announcements and updates:

 

Members, be sure to attend the NCPG Members Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 10 at 5pm.  We hope that this will allow more NCPG members to attend. If you are not yet a member, JOIN NOW at

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Latino/Hispanic Information and Resources


According to the 2012 Census Data, Florida has a 23.2% Latino/Hispanic population, which is far above the national average of 16.9%. Knowing these facts, the FCCG has made efforts through the years to reach out to Latino/Hispanics to ensure that this population is properly represented in all forms of prevention programs, self-help materials, and educational information. Programs such as Las Caras del Problema de Juego, which is a series of vignettes designed to educate Latino/Hispanics about the dangers of problem gambling, or the Spanish self-help workbooks Chance for Change are just two of the components in the FCCG’s vast inventory that are designed to assist this ethnic group. A multitude of Spanish placards and brochures are available to the public as well. In addition,…


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A Chance for Change - Recovery Workbooks


The FCCG offers a series of workbooks to those interested. These books are called A Chance for Change. The books are designed to assist the gambler or loved one in several areas, eventually providing them with a path to a gambling free life. From the basics of helping the gambler determine if they have a problem, to helpful tips about managing finances, understanding legal issues and staying the course, A Chance for Change offers a well-rounded approach to abstinence. These books can be used in conjunction with other recovery tools, such as attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings, receiving private counseling, or utilizing a peer support system. They are especially helpful if the gambler or loved one is not close enough to traditional supports as…


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Recovery Path - Help Is Available


Compulsive gamblers and their loved ones are often dealing with a myriad of problems. The first issue that comes to mind when thinking about gambling addiction is finances. Financial issues can be a significant hurdle for some to take on, but there are also many other problems that need to be dealt with. There can be conflict in the family, which can range from arguing, and even getting as serious as physical and verbal abuse. Emotional detachment can affect the core of the family, ruin friendships, and end up costing the gambler and their loved ones career and educational opportunities. The emotional strain that a gambling addiction can force on all the entire family unit can lead to severe anxiety,…


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