Central PGRC

  HELP TO STOP GAMBLING

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Here to Help you stop gambling.

Call us at (315) 413-4676 

Email:  [email protected]

All calls are confidential. Help to stop gambling online. 

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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Problem Gambling and Find Help to Stop Gambling?

  • Lying about how much you are gambling. And consequently borrowing money to gamble and pay debts.
  • Using money for gambling instead of paying bills. Despite the consequences.
  • Feeling anxious. Because for instance, you are unable to gamble or trying cut back.
  • Bragging about how much/how often you are winning.
  • Problems at work. Because you are being distracted by planning gambling activities.
  • Financial distress due to gambling and gambling losses.

*Notably, problem gambling, lottery and scratch offs and sports betting is also often easy to hide. There is in fact no “face” to problem gambling. Therefore, it is important to know the signs. As you can see, even the warning signs can be hidden. Above all, we can help. If you or a loved one need help with a gambling problem, promptly call or email today.

Click here for more WARNING SIGNS, of problem gambling for HELP TO STOP GAMBLING near me.


National Council on Problem Gambling

Thank you Keith Whyte and the National Council on Problem Gambling for an awesome 2 days in Boston, MA for the National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling 2022!

See more about the 2022 CONFERENCE HERE.

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The NYCPG’s latest blog post is now available: “Our Loved Ones Gambling”

To read the latest blog post, “Our Loved Ones Gambling” click here.

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Partner Spotlight – Underage Gambling Prevention

The Central PGRC would like to highlight our underage gambling prevention partner in Madison County. BRIDGES offers many programs and services, helping to make the Madison County community a healthier place.  Please visit https://bridgescouncil.org

 

The Central PGRC would like to highlight our underage gambling prevention partner in Onondaga County.  Prevention Network offers many programs and services. Helping to make our community a healthier place. For instance underage Gambling Prevention presentations and trainings are available. We will also discuss why raising awareness about Underage Gambling is important. Please visit https://www.preventionnetworkcny.org/ and click on trainings to learn more. Kids should understand the harm of gambling, lottery and sports betting.

 

Gambling help

Central Problem Gambling Resource Center in the News:

Auburn Citizen – Mental Health and Problem Gambling

Rome Sentinel – Mental Health and Problem Gambling 

WRVO89.9 Public Media 

NYCPG – Financial-health and gambling  

Spectrum NEWS1 

Auburn Citizen Newspaper

Watch Channel 9 NEWS story now 

Syracuse.com “Recognize Problem Gambling”

 

About the Central Problem Gambling Resource Center: Help to Stop Gambling.

The Central Problem Gambling Resource Center (PGRC) is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling. Funding comes from the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. Additionally, we serve Cayuga, Cortland, Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. As well as Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, and  St. Lawrence. Also the cities we serve are Auburn, Watertown, and Utica. As well as Rome, Syracuse, Oneonta, Ogdensburg, Canton, Governor. And Potsdam, Fulton, and Lowville. Finally, the Central PGRC aims to increase public awareness of problem gambling. And also, to connect individuals and their families struggling with gambling, sports betting and lottery issues to get the HELP they need. Therefore, we focus on supporting individuals and families by reducing barriers to getting help. The Central PGRC is the premier center for providing help. So next call us, help to stop gambling is available now.

 

Central PGRC Team

  • Elizabeth Toomey

    Elizabeth Toomey Team Leader

  • Jon Crandall

    Jon Crandall Veteran Outreach Coordinator

  • Melissa Kallfelz, LMHC

    Melissa Kallfelz, LMHC Clinician

  • Tricia Dennis, LMHC

    Tricia Dennis, LMHC Clinician

  • David Bowman, LCSW, CASAC 2

    David Bowman, LCSW, CASAC 2 Clinician

  • Samantha Cole, MSW, LCSW, DSW

    Samantha Cole, MSW, LCSW, DSW Clinician

  • Tracy Carmody, MS, LMHC, NCC, CASAC 2

    Tracy Carmody, MS, LMHC, NCC, CASAC 2 Clinician

  • Nicole Gerace, LCSW-R

    Nicole Gerace, LCSW-R Clinician