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Print Materials

The FCCG develops a series of written materials, including brochures, newsletters, and workbooks that provide a wealth of information on particular populations or aspects of gambling.

Brochures and Placards
provides information about problem gambling and FCCG programs for diverse populations like women, seniors, youth, impaired professionals, college students, various ethnic populations, treatment professionals, employers, military personnel and veterans, caregivers, gaming employees and more.

Other Print Resources

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Self Help Recovery Workbooks

The FCCG's "A Chance for Change" workbooks outline a comprehensive self-help program for gamblers, loved ones, young adults, and elder gamblers. This seven-part series of self-help recovery workbooks is designed to help individuals experiencing gambling related difficulties to eliminate self-defeating negative behaviors, to think clearly, and make better decisions to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Posters

In addition to brochures and newsletters, the FCCG produces a series of posters geared toward youth, college students, adults, elders, and has others that have been specially prepared to accompany the FCCG’s programs for the workplace, medical/health centers, substance abuse clinics, gambling facilities, and elsewhere.

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Newsletters

The FCCG issues three different newsletters: FOCUS (general population), Senior FOCUS in both English and Spanish (older adults and senior service professionals), and Gaming FOCUS (gaming industry professionals). Each newsletter is full of important research, including program and gambling related information for their prospective audience highlighting a variety of topics.

Loved Ones Testimonies

The FCCG develops a series of written materials, including brochures, newsletters, and workbooks that provide a wealth of information on particular populations or aspects of gambling.

Betty White recounts her experience of being married to a compulsive gambler. Her honesty provides insight into how dangerous compulsive gambling can be.

Students Advocating Gambling Awareness Video Contest Winner: Congratulations Michaela Karpinski, University of Tampa

Loved Ones Quiz

A gambling addiction extends beyond the gambler. Family members and friends are often severely impacted by the gambler’s behaviors and activities.

Statistics show that an average of 8-10 people are also negatively affected by a compulsive gambler. Family members, friends, co-workers and others can experience financial and emotional repercussions due to this addiction.

Because of the non-physical symptoms of a gambling addiction, even the ones closest to the gambler often do not recognize that there is a problem until the gambler has crossed into a desperate or hopeless phase. Hence, compulsive gambling is known as the “hidden addiction”. There are signs that loved ones can look for.

” Statistics show that an average of 8-10 people are also negatively affected by a compulsive gambler.”

To determine whether you have a compulsive gambler in your life, here are a few things to look for:

  • Isolation
  • Unaccounted blocks of time
  • Mood swings
  • Neglecting personal needs or responsibilities
  • Claiming a sudden need for money or loans
  • Secretive or lying about money and/or gambling
  • Spending more time gambling than any other activity
  • Boasting about winning, often minimizing or denying losses and exaggerating wins
  • Missing work or school due to gambling
  • Arguing with spouse, partner, other family members, or friends due to gambling
  • Experiencing behavioral or personality changes when watching or listening to sports
  • Having difficulty sleeping or eating

 

To see if a loved one would benefit from our resources, please take our Loved Ones Assessment Quiz

Thankfully, help is available and gambling addiction can be treated if recognized. If you need assistance, contact our 24 hour, confidential Helpline 888-ADMIT-IT (888-236-4848) for resources and support.

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