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June is in full swing and summer is officially right around the corner. We are gearing up for warmer weather and are feeling excited about starting to meet face to face with our amazing partners again.
In honor of Pride Month, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that problem gambling can impact the LGBTQIA+ community. Problem gambling is anytime someone’s life is negatively impacted by their gambling habits. This could be financial struggles, relationship or partner issues, conflicts with work and school, and even translating to criminal behavior. We want people to know that help is available for problem gambling, no matter how you identify.
The Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center (PGRC) is excited to promote our clinicians who are experienced in treating LGBTQIA+ individuals, as well as have training in cultural humility. Below are some barrier-free options the Northeast PGRC offers our community:
- In person or teletherapy counseling (individual or couples therapy)
- Connection to Gambler’s Anonymous or Gam-Anon
- Online family support group
- Guidance through the NYS Casino Self-Exclusion Program
- Online tools and resources, including self-assessment screening
- Connection to statewide inpatient and outpatient treatment services
If you’re interested in joining our clinical network to help treat those individuals and family members who are adversely impacted by problem gambling, give us a call to learn more 518-801-1491 or email NortheastPGRC@NYProblemGambling.org
Be on the lookout for our community booth at the Saratoga Racetrack on Friday, July 16th. Our Program Managers will be there to share information and resources about how and where to get help for any individual or family member who is impacted by a gambling problem. Stop by and visit us – you never know when this information will be helpful to someone you know. Knowledge is power!
The Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, which is funded by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. The Northeast PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling within the Northeastern New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.
The Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center is dedicated to the positive transformation of lives harmed by problem gambling. This vision of transformation includes individuals with a gambling problem as well as their families and communities. With a focus on supporting the individual and reducing barriers to care, the Northeast PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Northeastern region of New York State.