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The fall colors have faded and the cooler temperatures are starting to settle in, but that doesn’t stop our efforts here at the PGRC! During the month of October, we attended various events to help spread the word about the PGRC and the resources available to help those struggling with problem gambling.
We would like to thank SUNY Adirondack and Columbia Greene Community Colleges for inviting us to come and table at their Wellness Wednesday and Hope Rocks Festival on their respective campuses to help raise awareness about the issue of problem gambling. We were so impressed by the number of attendees who took the time to stop by our table at these events.
Thanks to our partners at the statewide EAP program, we were able to provide a training called “Problem Gambling and the EAP Professional” to regional EAP providers in the Adirondack and Capital Regions.
Our Program Managers had the opportunity to meet with the staff at the Addictions Care Center of Albany and The Center for the Family in Saratoga to learn more about the services they offer and how we can work together to lessen the impact of problem gambling on our communities.
Supporting the recovery community is so important to us here at the NE PGRC. We were so excited to be a part of the grand opening of the new Recovery Center in Albany, which is operated by our partners at the Second Chance Opportunity. We couldn’t be happier to have an additional resource available in the Capital Region for those struggling with addiction. We were also fortunate enough to participate in the Diocese of Albany Recovery Event: An Evening with Daryl Strawberry. During this event we had the opportunity to network with so many different agencies who support those in recovery.
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.