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2014-08-14 23:01:23

National Council on Problem Gambling provides advocates with road map to ensure gambling addiction is incorporated into the evolving national healthcare system. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) released the report “Problem Gambling in the 21st Century Healthcare System: Implications of the DSM-5, ACA and Parity for Problem Gambling Treatment and Advocacy” to provide policy makers, counselors, problem gamblers and their families...

2014-08-11 23:06:28

National Council on Problem Gambling teams up with Gambling Integrity Services to help online gambling operators licensed in the USA to comply with NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Standards. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) announced today a new program to assess how internet gambling websites comply with NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Standards. NCPG will contract with Gambling Integrity Services (GIS) to perform...

2014-07-23 23:08:09

For the first time in its 28 years, the National Conference on Problem Gambling was held in the Southeast, proudly hosted by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, July 11-12, 2014 in Orlando. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Leaders gather to share cutting-edge information at the 28th National Conference on Problem Gambling. For the first time in its 28 years, the National Conference on Problem Gambling was held in the Southeast, proudly hosted by the Florida Council on...

2014-07-16 23:13:20

A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, has launched a new Gambling Addiction section of its website at http://aforeverrecovery.com/behavioral-addictions/gambling-addiction/ Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in...

2014-06-17 11:01:12

University of Iowa Health Care Problem may be biologically related to PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and antisocial personality A study by University of Iowa researchers confirms that pathological gambling runs in families and shows that first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly shows that pathological gambling runs in families at a...

2014-06-03 23:03:31

NCPG and stakeholders come together to promote responsible gaming. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 “Strikes for Responsible Gaming” is the theme as attendees at the LaFleur’s Lottery Symposium come together to bowl on Tuesday, June 3. Participants at the charitable event will enjoy an evening of food, fun and bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes in Washington, DC, with proceeds benefiting the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The event is hosted by TLF Publications and...

2014-05-21 13:44:01

St. Michael's Hospital Homeless clients using services at Toronto's Good Shepherd Ministries are nearly nine times more likely to have a history of problem or pathological gambling than the general population, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital has found. "Intuitively, one might think there's a connection between problem gambling and homelessness but very few studies have explored this in any depth.," said Dr. Flora Matheson, a research scientist with St. Michael's Centre for...

2014-04-08 09:56:00

New research reveals that brain damage affecting the insula – an area with a key role in emotions – disrupts errors of thinking linked to gambling addiction. The research, led by Dr Luke Clark from the University of Cambridge, was published on April 7 2014 in the journal PNAS. During gambling games, people often misperceive their chances of winning due to a number of errors of thinking called cognitive distortions. For example, ‘near-misses’ seem to encourage further play, even...

2014-03-19 23:00:38

The National Council on Problem Gambling’s Helpline Network (800-522-4700) offers resources to help gambling addicts and their loved ones. Recovery starts with just a phone call. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Recovery is the focus of week four of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Anyone, anywhere, at any time, can call the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at (800-522-4700) to speak with a live, knowledgeable Helpline specialist. The Helpline specialist is...

2014-03-12 23:00:18

The National Council on Problem Gambling shares tips for reducing risk of developing gambling disorder. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 March 17-21 marks the third week of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (NPGAM). The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about problem gambling and resources available for help. According to Keith Whyte, NCPG executive director, responsible gaming is essential, ethical, and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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