2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| February 18, 2017

2017 Art Search

Thank you to all students who entered the 2017 Oregon Health Authority problem gambling awareness art search.

A special congratulations to Lane County student, Keira Hynes of Monroe Middle School, for her award-winning poster that was selected to be featured in the 2018 problem gambling awareness calendar! Congratulations also to Mystery P. and Saskia P. for their top 3 posters in Lane County!

2017 problem gambling awareness calendar

Parents/teachers: Download a flyer here.

 Why:

  • Youth who gamble are much more likely to be involved in other risky behaviors, such as drinking, drug use, or violence.
  • Gambling for money online is illegal.
  • Using free Internet gambling sites puts you at risk for problems.
  • Anyone with a gambling problem can get free counseling (1-877-MY-LIMIT).
  • Gambling problems can happen to anyone.
  • There are better things for kids to do for fun than gamble (feel free to give examples).
  • People who gamble should set and stick to a time and money limit.
  • Signs of problem gambling: lying about gambling and betting more than intended.
  • Many of us are not aware that gambling addiction is a problem.
  • People can recover from gambling problems.

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Category: Problem Gambling

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