Sticks & Stones Can Break My Bones: Stigma, Shame and the Importance of Language WEBINAR
Tools of Recovery: Relapse Prevention
By: Jodie Nealley, Outreach and Recovery Support Coordinator
There are many tools someone in recovery from gambling can have in their recovery tool box. An understanding of relapse prevention, and the development of a relapse prevention plan is among these tools and is a good start toward maintaining recovery. Learning about relapse prevention is important for those of us with gambling disorders, those who love us and those who treat us. Read full article HERE.
Video Games Can Be A Gateway To Problem Gambling, FTC Warned
The danger comes from a feature that has become embedded in a majority of the most popular video games in recent years: loot boxes, according to experts who spoke in an all-day seminar held by the agency. A loot box is a virtual box a player can buy in a game with real or pretend money with the potential for getting virtual weapons and other aids to help the chances of winning the game or the ability to customize characters. Read full article HERE.
Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program
The statewide VSE program allows individuals to voluntarily exclude from the gaming floor of all Massachusetts casinos for a pre-determined length of time: six months, one year, three years, five years or a lifetime.
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Welcome to the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
We understand the problem. We can help.
Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit public health agency. We advocate for responsible gaming and gambling practices and services for those affected by gambling. We aim to reduce the impacts of gambling disorder and strive to make gambling healthy and safe for the people of Massachusetts. We are neither for nor against legalized gambling. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and by providing resources. We serve people who gamble, their families, caregivers, and the community at large.
Four Directions 2019: Current Conditions on Currencies, Controversies & Convergence in Gaming & Gambling
Four Directions Conference 2019 | Julie Hynes, MA, CPS Welcome! The slide deck and associated references from this presentation are below. [pdf-embedder...
Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ Statewide Conference 2019 Welcome! The slide decks will be made available here the afternoon of September 27, 2019 "'Leveling Up' in How We Define & Address Gaming & Gambling" - Julie Hynes Objectives: Upon completion of...
The Blurring Lines of Youth Gaming and Gambling: Implications for the Public Health Field (Julie Hynes, MA, CPS)
Brockton, MA -- Thank you for attending the training! Resources are below. Please feel free to reach out anytime to Julie Hynes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Partner alert: Yale's Dr. Mark Potenza will be on "ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting" on Friday, 5/3 at 8PM....