• Virtual Event
     June 5, 2023
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Using various studies including *NSDUH, Monitoring the Future, and the PA Youth Survey, we will look at the current state of gambling and problem gambling both locally and nationally from a prevention lens.

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  • Virtual Event
     May 22, 2023
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

One of the most rapidly expanding areas in the gambling world is sports gambling and daily fantasy sports. This one-hour presentation via Zoom will look at the current states of both in Pennsylvania. Another focus will be what is on the horizon for sports wagering. We will also discuss ways to prevent problem gambling and (more…)

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March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month–a time to learn more about this silent addiction which effects an estimated 4-6 million adults in the United States. Unfortunately, youth are not immune to issues related to gambling, and for many, their introduction comes in the all-too-familiar form of video games. There are various studies that show…

We see the torso and legs of a young person, possibly male or gender-neutral, sitting on a bed and playing video games.

As all but essential workers have stayed largely at home since mid-March, the need for distractions has risen. Hop on the internet and you’ll find many how-to articles for surviving social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Most recommend checking items off your bucket list–or at the very least, cleaning and organizing your home. Stress levels…

By the National Council on Problem Gambling Adopted August 22, 2018 For decades the image of the “degenerate” gambler has been fantasized and stigmatized. But with the recognition that there are as many as 6-8 million people suffering with a gambling disorder, there is a new reality emerging. These individuals are no longer strangers—they are our…

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…

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