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FLORIDA IS IN RECOVERY MODE AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Postby Administrator » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:54 pm

During the month of September nearly all Floridians were impacted by Hurricane Irma, a category 4 storm, which brought torrential rain and devastating winds. Now that the storm has passed, many people are in the process of rebuilding their homes and in some cases their lives.

September is also National Recovery month, aimed at bringing awareness to those in recovery from any condition. The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) focuses its attention on helping those who are affected by problem gambling. This much needed service is provided in a variety of ways, including self-help groups, literature, counseling, and much more, all at no cost.

Although Problem Gambling is not as publicized as other addictions, such as alcohol or substance abuse, the most recent prevalence studies show that nearly 200,000 Floridians are currently problem gamblers, while approximately 700,000 are at-risk for developing a problem. Additionally, no other addiction has as high a suicide rate as gambling. One in five of those suffering from a gambling problem will attempt suicide.

The FCCG Recovery Path program offers one-on-one counseling to any Floridian affected by problem gambling, including loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay. This service is provided in all areas of the state by mental health professionals that are certified in gambling addiction. The FCCG works with these professionals ongoing to ensure they receive updated training on problem gambling related topics and are providing the best possible service for those in need.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call

1-888-ADMIT-IT (236-4848)

Live Chat at www.gamblinghelp.org

Text to 321-978-0555

Email to fccg@gamblinghelp.org

HURRICANE IRMA IS NO MATCH FOR THE FCCG!
Despite sustained winds of over 140 miles per hour, more than a foot of rain, and nearly 75% of the state without power, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling remained available 24/7 throughout Hurricane Irma to offer assistance to those in need of help for problem gambling. The dedicated Specialists of the FCCG worked together to ensure adequate phone coverage and all referrals were accessible, all while making sure their own families were safe and secure.

GREAT JOB FCCG!
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Re: FLORIDA IS IN RECOVERY MODE AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Postby jenaliaanderson » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:23 am

Hello,
I am new here I just read this post and I am totally amazed. It's nice to hear that you want to help those people who want to recover!!!!!
https://www.recoverycnt.com/
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Re: FLORIDA IS IN RECOVERY MODE AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Postby Administrator » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:57 pm

Thank you for commenting on our forum. The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling has been helping those negatively affected by problem gambling since 1988. We offer a variety of free resources, including counseling, peer support, self-help groups, and literature just to name a few. Our recovery path program is always looking for additional licensed counselors in Florida to help serve this population as well. If you would like additional information on our resources or to how to join our provider network, please contact us anytime at 1-888-ADMIT-IT (236-4848).
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