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Problem gambling awareness month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

To our Alumni, 

Gambling is a common social activity that is enjoyed by people worldwide. However, when gambling becomes problematic, it can cause serious damage to an individual’s mental and financial health. To raise awareness about the dangers of gambling addiction, the month of March is observed as Gambling Awareness Month.

During this month, Gateway Foundation hopes to educate people about the signs and risks of problem gambling. This education is aimed to inform people about the various types of gambling and how they can identify the symptoms of addiction. The goal is to promote responsible gambling practices and to help those who might have a gambling problem.

The impact of gambling addiction is widespread, affecting not only the individual but also their family, friends, and community. The financial consequences of gambling addiction can lead to debt, bankruptcy, and even homelessness. In addition, gambling addiction can cause mental and emotional health issues, such as stress, depression, and anxiety.

Gambling Awareness Month provides a platform to spread awareness about these challenges and offer support to those who need it. It provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of seeking help when facing problematic gambling. Counseling and support groups are available for those who are struggling with unhealthy gambling, and people are encouraged to seek help.

Aside from the awareness campaigns, Gambling Awareness Month is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts of those who work to prevent problem gambling. This includes programs and services that provide education and counseling to those who are struggling with addiction. It also includes the work of legislative bodies that aim to promote responsible gambling practices and protect the public from the harmful effects of problem gambling.

By observing Gambling Awareness Month, we can help prevent problem gambling from causing harm to individuals, families, and our communities.

Shane Hassler
Program Director, Digital Services


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