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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

| January 20, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month — take time to “have the conversation.” Click here for middle school art search information Click here for youth/young adult video contest information More information on 2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month coming soon! (Tag #PGAM in all of your social media posts.) 2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Month: NEW radio […]

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2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

| December 7, 2016
2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

So it’s just a lottery ticket, right? What’s the big deal? To answer the question, probably not a whole lot is a big deal. But did you know that 1) It’s illegal to buy Lottery tickets for anyone under 18, 2) kids who start gambling at a young age are far more likely to become […]

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September 29, 2016 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

| September 28, 2016
September 29, 2016 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

“I Can Take a Break” – A Message of Help and Hope for Problem Gamblers and Families Related: PGAD 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 “Take A Break” campaign: Click here for information on Oregon’s “Take A Break” campaign! About Problem Gamblers Awareness Day On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann took […]

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Effects of Disordered / Problem Gambling

| August 27, 2016
Effects of Disordered / Problem Gambling

It is important to recognize that most people can gamble without negative consequences. However, a significant percentage suffer major problems (about one in every 37 adults). It’s been said that each disordered gambler affects six to 12 others in his or her life. Individuals, families and communities all suffer from disordered gambling, and, while it would be […]

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Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)

| August 27, 2016
Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)

Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen for Problem Gambling Having a hard time getting enough space for gambling questions on your assessments? Try the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen tool, a three-question tool for RULING OUT disordered  gambling. The Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) was developed by the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School, to help screen […]

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2016 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

| August 19, 2016
2016 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

Related: Problem Gamblers Awareness Day Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: Organizers encourage Oregonians to “Take A Break”   MISSION The purpose of the “Take a Break” Campaign is to reach out to gamblers and family members to check in to make sure they are in control and gambling responsibly. About Problem Gamblers Awareness Day On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” […]

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Where Are We Pokémon GOing?

| July 27, 2016
Where Are We Pokémon GOing?

7/27/16 – Julie Hynes  Unless you’ve been under a Poké-rock, you’ve surely heard about (or have played) the new “augmented reality” app, Pokémon GO. This new app, released in early July, leaped in popularity so quickly that it already has more daily users than Twitter. Pokémon GO, a “free” game, has gotten people out and […]

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2016 National Conference on Problem Gambling – Julie Hynes / PreventionLane Presentations

| July 11, 2016
2016 National Conference on Problem Gambling – Julie Hynes / PreventionLane Presentations

Thank you for visiting! Materials from Julie Hynes’ presentations are available below. Click here to view slides from the Prevention Showcase! Do you have questions, comments or suggestions? Please feel free to touch base anytime with Julie: [email protected] 7/19 update: Valve company sends cease and desist letters to skins gaming companies– http://imgur.com/a/qCKwk July 15: Fantasy Sports […]

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1-800-GAMBLER Advanced Training – May 2016

| May 1, 2016
1-800-GAMBLER Advanced Training – May 2016

Fantasy Sports presentation: Problem Gamblers Network of WV Advanced Training | May 2, 2016 Thank you, West Virginia! It was great to spend the morning with you. I hope the presentation was helpful and useful to you in your work and life. (By the way, I’m now singing “I’d like to buy the world a […]

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2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

| April 19, 2016
2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

Results are in! Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2016 PGAM Video PSA Contest! Here are the official results for the top 3 videos, as voted by YOU, as of the close of voting at 12:00 am on 4/20. In 6 days, these videos got 4,000 views on Facebook and YouTube and over 500 votes […]

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