Video gaming at home

Following the World Health Organization’s classification of gaming addiction as a diagnosable disorder, many parents are wondering if they should be concerned about their children’s gaming habits. While experts have varying opinions about gaming addiction, most agree that allowing children to play video games is usually fine, with limitations on screen time and proper supervision…

Compass Mark took part in raising awareness for National Prevention Week last week. National Prevention Week is a week dedicated to increasing support for the prevention of mental health and substance use disorders. Compass Mark shared several of SAMHSA’s videos of individuals completing the 2018 Prevention Challenge: Dear Future Me. This challenged individuals to submit…

The Supreme Court recently broke a long-time ban on sports betting, allowing individual states to pass legislation allowing sports books to open. Amy Sechrist, Compass Mark’s certified prevention specialist, said this is an important issue for Compass Mark because problem gambling and substance abuse are so often intertwined. “About 4 percent of adults and 6…

Compass Mark’s Information & Referral Team is here for you. We assist and offer help to those whose lives have been affected by addiction. Do you know someone who is struggling to overcome addiction? Are you personally experiencing addiction? Do you want to be more informed? Our team can help with all of the above…

As we wind down Problem Gambling Awareness Month, it’s a good time to revisit the conversation about this serious condition. But why should we worry about gambling addiction when there are so many other important issues that affect our community?

Maybe you lose sleep over how much you’re gambling lately. Perhaps you worry about how much time a loved one spends making bets. Unhealthy gambling behavior isn’t a vice or indulgence; it’s a progressive brain condition with a significant impact on emotional and physical well-being. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, making it the ideal time to check in…

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