Brandy Richards, a team leader with the Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center, recently stated that, “there are resources to help individuals and their families.”Richards pointed out …
Brandy Richards, a team leader with the Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center, recently stated that, “there are resources to help individuals and their families.”
Richards pointed out that, “about 22 million Americans bet on the Super Bowl each year, with nearly one million of those bettors having an issue with gambling.”
Richards said, “the accessibility and aggressive advertising of mobile sports betting has already led to more reaching out for help.”
The team leader with the center said, “gambling is often referred to as the ‘hidden addiction” because warning signs may not be easy to spot,” and according to Richards, “someone may have an issue with gambling if they can’t set limits on the time or amount of money they spend on gambling or if gambling becomes a priority over important things in their life.”
Richards said, “younger people are more at risk to have issues with gambling including men between the ages of 18 and 40.”
If you are a family member of a person who struggles with gambling the Mid-Hudson Region PGRC is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, which is funded by the New York State Office of Addiction and Supports.
They are dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling within the Mid-Hudson New York region, through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services.
Richards’ organization, Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center has resources available for New Yorkers dealing with a gambling issue and counseling for family members that need it.
Go to the Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center or call 518-801-1491 for more information.
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