Have You Had the Conversation? March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The following article was published in the recent Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services e-Update.

“After this hits, our problems will be solved!” said the gambler in a familiar refrain. Yet the vast majority of gamblers will play all their lives waiting to hit it big. Whether gambling online, in casinos, on lottery tickets or in the community bingo hall, it helps to keep gambling in perspective. Governor John R. Kasich has declared March 2017 as Ohio Problem Gambling Awareness Month to coincide with the national observance. 

Kicking off the month was the 2017 Ohio Problem Gambling Conference, March 2-3 at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center. Approximately 200 professionals came together to network and learn the latest in evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment and recovery from gambling disorder. 

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