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Jill Vaughan, with North Star Chemical Dependency Services
Jill Vaughan, with North Star Chemical Dependency Services

North Country experts wrestle with problem gambling at Malone conference

This morning in Malone, a coalition of experts and non-profit groups will hold a conference on the issue of problem gambling.

A generation ago, gambling was far less pervasive. Now, betting is everywhere. You can buy lottery tickets at the corner convenience store or place your wager on-line.

Jill Vaughan is a caseworker who handles problem gambling prevention for Northstar Chemical Dependency Services.

Gambler's Anonymous Watertown/Canton/Massena/Ogdensburg Hotline Number: (315) 482-9445  Go to full article
Gambler's Anonymous has a hotline number in the North Country:  (315) 482-9445
Gambler's Anonymous has a hotline number in the North Country: (315) 482-9445

One North Country gambler talks about his path to recovery

Experts say problem gambling can wreck lives and families in much the same way as drug and alcohol addiction.

Brian Mann spoke with a reformed gambler from St. Lawrence County, who asked that his name not be made public.

He says gambling is pervasive in the North Country, but help is available for people who feel they have lost control  Go to full article

Problem Gambling Workshop In Ogdensburg Thursday

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will hold a workshop "Recognizing Problem Gambling" Thursday afternoon. Martha Foley talks with Pam Short from the New York Council on Problem Gambling.

NY Council on Problem Gambling 24-hour helpline: 800-437-1611.

Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesday nights at the Northern New York Center on Problem Gambling, 167 Polk St., Suite 320, Watertown. For more information call 315-788-7241.  Go to full article

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