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Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?

Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football? Fantasy sports began as a niche hobby for statistically inclined sports fanatics, but quickly turned into a multibillion-dollar industry. Thanks to the internet, roughly 75 million Americans are expected to participate in fantasy football this year. As week #2 of the NFL season has gotten underway, fantasy football […]

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September is National/Ohio Recovery Month

Celebrate Recovery Month & Support Behavioral Healthcare Every September we celebrate Ohio and National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to encourage individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates people in long-term recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers […]

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How to Utilize Technology to Create a Successful Public Awareness Campaign

Recently, Be The 95% spoke before the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media in Atlanta, Georgia, for an audience of academics, public health researchers, and practitioners from federal and state government and the private sector. As the only organization representing the issue of problem gambling at this event, we were thrilled to see […]

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McGregor Vs. Mayweather; Don’t Risk The Odds

By Reed Kuhn & Johnny Wilds  August 23, 2017 On Saturday night in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, Floyd Mayweather will finally take on Conor McGregor in a boxing match. The big fight is almost here, and it will be the most-bet bout of all time in Nevada. Which fighter should you bet on? Are there any […]

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Drug Free Action Alliance is now Prevention Action Alliance

A letter from our executive director Dear Friends, I want to begin by thanking you for your steadfast support of prevention and of our agency for the last three decades. It’s hard to believe, but Drug Free Action Alliance is now 30 years old and is undergoing another time of change. We started modestly, meeting […]

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Can You Really Be Addicted to a Behavior?

Most of us can easily grasp the concept of substance addictions. If we have not run headfirst into our own challenges with cigarettes, alcohol, prescription medications, illicit drugs, and the like, then we probably know someone who has. At the very least, we’ve seen alcoholism and drug addiction depicted on television, in movies, and elsewhere. Behavioral addictions, […]

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Applications Accepted Now for the Gambling Disorder Treatment Supervision Fellowship Program

Recovery Resources and Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services will again partner for the third year of the Disordered Gambling Treatment Supervision Fellowship Program (Fellowship Program). The goal of this program is to prepare clinicians to provide clinical supervision for professionals who are eligible to treat people with disordered gambling. This includes skills such as the ability […]

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Casino industry doubling down on responsible gaming initiative

The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. on Thursday rolled out a new code of conduct with consumer protection measures that it says are meant to promote responsible gambling. The code of the American Gaming Association (AGA) calls on casino operators to be more transparent with patrons and provide training to employees. Its […]

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Responsible Gaming: Our Commitment. Every Day.

Responsible Gaming Education Week provides an opportunity to showcase the industry’s year-round dedication to responsible gaming programs and is an important part of the industry’s steadfast commitment to promoting responsible gaming. The gaming industry’s ongoing responsible gaming initiatives include research into effective treatment and prevention methods, the development and distribution of educational materials and extensive employee training. […]

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