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Jan 18, 2021

Craig Carton from WFAN speaks on his experience at algamus

Craig Carton, radio personality at WFAN, a sports radio station in New York, speaks on air about overcoming his compulsive gambling disorder.

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Jan 12, 2021

Strategies to Maintain Your New Year's Resolution to Quit Gambling

At the start of every year, millions of people create resolutions in order to make a change to their lifestyle. Unfortunately, most of these people don’t end up sticking to their resolutions past February. When it comes to a gambling disorder, the resolution to stop gambling altogether may feel overwhelming and unattainable at times. Perhaps you’ve already tried and not succeeded, but what you need are some strategies that will actually help you maintain your goal to quit or cut back on gambling in 2021.

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Dec 8, 2020

Gambling Relapse Triggers and How to Avoid Them

The holidays can be a difficult season to navigate if you are currently recovering from a gambling disorder, especially due to our current state of isolation. Here are some common relapse triggers and tips on how you can avoid them.

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Nov 10, 2020

Dealing with the holidays and gambling

As we look forward to the holidays, it's so important to have your priorities set in your mind. There are so many distractions during this time of year, and emotions can be at a high on many different levels.

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Nov 4, 2020

Gambling and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of seasonal depression that affects millions of Americans during the colder winter months. SAD symptoms include oversleeping, lack of energy, overeating, and isolating yourself from friends and family. If you are recovering from a gambling disorder, SAD can make you vulnerable to a relapse, especially during periods of extensive self-isolation due to COVID. Here are some practical things you can do to reduce your SAD symptoms and your risk of relapsing. 

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Oct 21, 2020

Harmful Effects Of Gambling On The World Series

Sports has the potential to be such a healthy experience for people, but when it comes to gambling on sports games, there are a few dangers to be aware of.
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Oct 15, 2020

Dealing With a Loved One who struggles with gambling

Concerned about a loved one who is struggling with a gambling disorder? In this video, Algamus founder Rick Benson discusses the best way to handle this situation.

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Sep 29, 2020

Benefits of Attending a Residential Treatment Center

Are you wondering which gambling treatment service is best for you? In this video, founder Rick Benson discusses the benefits of attending a residential treatment facility like Algamus.

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Sep 15, 2020

Covid is causing more gambling not less

COVID-19 has seemingly put everything on hold – but what about gambling? From an objective standpoint, it may appear that the pandemic would have caused a decrease in gambling activity, due to the lack of sporting events and the closing of casinos around the world, but this is not the case. Gambling has not stopped due to the pandemic – it has just moved online. 

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Sep 4, 2020

Why come to a residential gambling treatment center in the midst of a pandemic?

If you have a gambling problem and are looking to get help, given the current situation with COVID, you may be asking yourself why you would want to enter a residential treatment center like Algamus in Prescott, Arizona.  

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