Prevention Conversations

How to Keep Gambling Safe and Affordable for our Elders

Everyone smile and wave to the camera!  What fun to be on a bus trip to the casino!  We presume this photo op is at the beginning of the trip.  How about at the end of the day, on the way home—will there still be smiles and […]

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Selected Protective Factors Specific to Gambling

A “protective factor” is a positive attribute, condition or situation that helps support and promote health and wellness. An individual, family, community, and the larger society all have “protective factors”. A few protective factors are discussed here in relation to gambling. Many of us had our first […]

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A Conversation on the Evolution of Gambling in Connecticut, Women Gamblers, and Problem Gambling Services

From “Across Women’s Lifespans: How Women, Trauma and Gambling Intersect”, The Connecticut Women’s Consortium, November 1, 2018 The State of Connecticut opened the Compulsive Gamblers’ Treatment Program in 1980, establishing the oldest, continually run, state sponsored gambling treatment program in the U.S. By 1990, the “Gambling Program” […]

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