Category Archives: Gambling

2017 Gambling Survey Results for Washington County

Here are the highlights from the 2017 Gambling Survey which was done throughout our county.    Click here for the full report. 58.6% of the adults responding to the WCS-Adult survey say they have gambled within the past year. Based on … Continue reading

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Take the gambling survey!

Please help us collect some data about Gambling in Washington County.   Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (WDAC) is assessing the extent of “problem gambling” in Washington County to develop strategies that might be effective in addressing this hidden … Continue reading

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Gambling Awareness Month…Do I have a Gambling Addiction and How do I get Help?

So how can you tell if you have a gambling addiction? Here is a few questions from the Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA for you to ask yourself.  If you answer yes to at least seven of these questions you may … Continue reading

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March is Gambling Awareness Month…. Youth and Gambling.

Wait they aren’t old enough to gambling is what you are thinking.  You are correct is saying they aren’t old enough but that doesn’t stop gambling with youth.  Youth who are around gambling mimic what they see and gambling has … Continue reading

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Gambling Awareness Month…Seniors and Gambling

Seniors and Gambling?   Yes, Seniors can become addicted to gambling.  Think about it… where do most seniors go as a group from senior centers, and the senior housing- they go to the casino or to play bingo.   Where they get … Continue reading

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Gambling Awareness Month… Gambling problems and other issues usually go hand in hand.

Gambling Awareness Month… Gambling problems and other issues usually go hand in hand. Most likely if someone has a gambling problem/addiction they will have other issues also. These individuals are more likely to smoke, be overweight, consume excessive amounts of … Continue reading

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Gambling Awareness Month … Who is Impacted by a Gambling Addiction?

Who is impacted by a gambling addiction?  The gambler isn’t the only one impacted by the addiction, everyone around them is impacted also.  Children are impacted by their parent’s/caregivers addiction, relationships suffer, and of course the person with the gambling … Continue reading

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Gambling Awareness Month …. Gambling and Video Games

 After attending a recent training, we were made aware of another type of gambling that affects our youth.  Video game gambling.  Yes, video games.  Have you heard of loot boxes or crates in video games?  You can earn them but … Continue reading

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Gambling Awareness Month …. Gambling Addiction Can Happen to Anyone.

Gambling addiction can happen to anyone. Anyone can develop gambling problems, especially those who have risk factors including depression, substance use/abuse, family history of addiction and more. Some professions such as Casino workers and some veterans have a higher risk … Continue reading

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Gambling Awareness Month…I can beat that!

I can beat that!  Many problem gamblers believe that they have figures out a way to beat the games they play such as cards and they can outsmart the dealer to beat the odds.  Even those that bet on the … Continue reading

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