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With the legalization of mobile sports betting, there is also a rise in those who struggle with problem gambling. It’s critical that we spread the word about services that are available to these NYers.

On Friday, I met with Western PGRC and was happy to present Team Leader Jeffery Wierzbicki and this hardworking group with a NYS Senate Proclamation for all they do in the community.

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/KgLN50IbJMC
"We’ve had a number of people in their early 20s who are in college quickly finding themselves in trouble with ," DiRosa said from the Western PGRC.

Jeffrey, a from our Western PGRC, expresses his excitement and reason to attend our on .

We at the NYCPG, Western PGRC, Finger Lakes PGRC, Central PGRC, Northeast PGRC, Mid-Hudson PGRC, NYC Problem Gambling Resource Center and Long Island PGRC are super excited to welcome everyone to our event to be part of the community of joining us at our on !

"Just having that peace of mind when the word is out that there’s help available that can get the family back on track and on the road to recovery,," Western PGRC

"The increased time that people will be able to spend is concerning because it can potentially lead to a quicker problem developing," Western PGRC

: With mobile sports betting officially live in NYS, there is a heightened concern for gambling addiction. Angela DiRosa of Western PGRC joined me on News 4 WIVB Buffalo to talk about how you can spot problem gambling.
Great interview by Angela of the Western PGRC! Watch to learn more about how we can all work to prevent an increase of as we come into .

Season's Greetings from your neighborhood 😄

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On December 6 at 12:30 the New York Council on Problem Gambling is asking NYS Lawmakers, the press and community partners to join together to show support for problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery. This 30 minute, live, Zoom event will briefly educate attendees, provide recommendations, and call on all New Yorkers to take action. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkf-Gtrz8tGNDV-QSHEu81hPev5QV7G3Rr . Western PGRC
Congrats to our friends and neighbors over at the Western PGRC for raising awareness on at News 4 WIVB Buffalo!!
Focus on your Mental Health this month!
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The Western PGRC can get you connected to help if gambling is causing problems in your life. Now scheduling FREE problem gambling training!

Our mission is to raise awareness about problem gambling and get anyone negatively impacted by problem gambling connected to services. CASAC and SW Credit available!

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Join us in person at the National Resource Center at University or on ZOOM for our very first Veterans Problem Gambling Conference! To make sure you don't miss the full invite, drop a comment or tag someone below!

Recovery Month - New York Council on Problem Gambling 22/08/2022

Recovery Month - New York Council on Problem Gambling

September is National . NY Council on Problem Gambling wants to encourage professionals & organizations to acknowledge that recovery, including recovery from a gambling problem, is for everyone!

One of the best ways to get involved is by hosting a Gambling Disorder Screening Day for all clients and/or staff. Screening helps identify people who might need help, and screening everyone can reduce the stigma associated with problem gambling.

Visit https://lnkd.in/gdwhFQ_N for Screening Day tools and other ways you can get involved.

Recovery Month - New York Council on Problem Gambling September is Recovery Month and the NYCPG is excited to network across NYS to raise awareness of the recovery journey from problem gambling.


Fall is just around the corner, and that means in no time the 4 major sports leagues will be in full swing. New Yorkers got their first taste of mobile sports betting in the spring of 2022 and sportsbooks benefitted by watching New York bettors lose $4million A DAY. Learn more about mobile and online sports betting today. Email: [email protected]


Hey New Yorkers! Learn more about your local Problem Gambling Resource Center and how you can help your neighbors!


Join us September 1st at 1PM to kick off Recovery Month with Our Stories Have Power!
Register Here: http://ow.ly/e99F50Kj9el


Please share this post. is called "The Hidden Addiction" because there are no outward signs of addcition. People hide their gambling often because they do not know local, confidential help is available. is possible, The Western is "Here to Help".


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and new all mean increased gambling activities and more people experiencing the harms of problems and gambling disorder.

We need partners more than ever! Join our growing Clinical Referral Network to help individuals and their families through

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September is Recovery Month. If you would like to know how you can get your organization involved and help the community, please reach out for more information on September's Problem Gambling Screening Day.

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Back to school! Kids are getting ready to start college, many are heading out in to the real world for the first time. You had the talk about alcohol and drugs, even being safe on social media... But do you talk about gambling?



Beautiful day in WNY! Take time for self care today.


Mobile and Online Problem Sports Betting is impacting young males. What can we do? Find out more today. [email protected]

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Big congratulations to the New York Council on Problem Gambling Board of Directors President Stephen Block for receiving the Recovery Ambassador Award at 👏 Thank you for all you do!


Ask us why screening for is important before it is an .

BIPOC Mental Health Month 11/07/2022

BIPOC Mental Health Month

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. This month is to bring awareness to the unique challenges that racial, ethnic, and sexual marginalized communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. Check out the latest blog post on the PGRC Website:

BIPOC Mental Health Month July is the Month to work to destigmatize and enhance public awareness of mental illness among underserved communities


Do you think you would know if a someone you knew was struggling with a gambling problem? Please take a moment to like and share. Thank you!


You can help someone struggling with a gambling problem. Simply share this confidential self-screener!


Many New Yorkers are experiencing problem sports betting. We can help.
Confidential, local help. 716-833-4274
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Would you like to add screening questions to your organizations intake/assessments? Let us make it easy for you! Contact us today: [email protected]


There is no "face" to . And problem gambling is easy to hide. Learn more today.
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Do you have staff all over WNY? All over New York State? We can help you increase staff knowledge of through our virtual trainings. Many training opportunities offer OASAS Credit as well as 's. Contact us today! [email protected]


Veterans and active military are at a higher risk for . Would you like to learn more? Contact us today. [email protected]


The Western PGRC is here to help. If you or someone you know is struggling to control their gambling. Please contact us today. Local, confidential help. 716-833-4274 [email protected]


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Do you know the warning signs of ? The Western PGRC provides free training opportunities and information about the warning signs of problem gambling and more. Reach out today to learn more! OASAS Credit and Social Work CEU's provided.
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Our Loved Ones Gambling 09/06/2022

Our Loved Ones Gambling

NewY ork Council on Problem Gambling new blog post! Our Loved Ones Gambling.

Our Loved Ones Gambling There are many resources available to you as a family member, even if your loved one is not ready to make a change with their gambling.


Good morning! The Problem Gambling Resource Centers of Western NY, the Finger Lakes, and the Central Region of NYS are looking to add private practice clinicians to our referral network. We have seen a large increase in calls for help since mobile sports betting went live in January in NYS and we need your help.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining our network. Free training is provided.
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We have seen an increase in calls for help from college aged students. Do you have family members this age? Are they in college? Mobile sports betting is presenting all new challenges in WNY. If you would like to learn more, please email: [email protected]

Q&A with Jeffrey Wierzbicki – In Good Health – Buffalo & WNY’s Healthcare Newspaper 01/06/2022

Q&A with Jeffrey Wierzbicki – In Good Health – Buffalo & WNY’s Healthcare Newspaper

Read a Q&A with Jeffrey Wierzbicki from the Western PGRC in In Good Health Magazine here!


Q&A with Jeffrey Wierzbicki – In Good Health – Buffalo & WNY’s Healthcare Newspaper Features Q & A  May 28, 2022 Q&A with Jeffrey Wierzbicki Posted By: admin ‘With mobile gambling available in our state, it is easier than ever to simply pick up the phone and start placing bets,’ says leader of New York Council on Problem Gambling in WNY. By Brenda Alesii In the spring of 2021...


Help is available if you or someone you know is experiencing a gambling problem. Confidential, local support.
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WNY Tonight 5-18-2022 7pm 20/05/2022

WNY Tonight 5-18-2022 7pm

Thank you, Tammi Lee Demler, for chatting with our Program Manager Angela DiRosa about the Western PGRC and our services on Lockport Community Television WNY Tonight!

If you or anyone you know is experiencing harm related to gambling, call us at (716) 833-4274 or visit our website at NYProblemGamblingHELP.org

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Catch our Program Manager Angela DiRosa live on Lockport Community Television 📺 tonight at 7 PM To talk about and in WNY!


Just a friendly reminder, gambling doesn't have to be your "night out" with friends.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling problem. We are here to help.

State officials praise Batavia Downs on efforts to curb problem gambling, roll out new resources to help 06/05/2022

State officials praise Batavia Downs on efforts to curb problem gambling, roll out new resources to help

Our stance on gambling is neutral. Our priority is helping the people and families who experience a gambling problem 🤲

State officials praise Batavia Downs on efforts to curb problem gambling, roll out new resources to help If pulling on slots, handicapping ponies, scratching tickets, or waging on Sunday's big games has become more important to you than your family or job, you're addicted to gambling. That's an important issue, according to state officials who visited Batavia Downs Thursday to promote problem gambling....


Our Program Manager Angela DiRosa joined New York Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director Jim Maney for a press conference at Batavia Downs addressing problem gambling and gambling disorder.

See the entire event with the Council, The New York State Gaming Commission and NYS OASAS here: https://fb.watch/cPP1bhf4Oj/


The is proud to announce an exciting training opportunity! This free 1 hour Mobile Sports Betting Training (MSB) is an excellent way to introduce yourself, staff and the community to MSB and the risks involved. Virtual or in-person in-service training is available. You will earn 1.0hr Social Work CEU's and 1.0hr OASAS/CASAC CE's. Email today for more information: [email protected]


Goodbyes are always hard 😞

Today we celebrated our Finger Lakes PGRC colleague & friend, Jenna, who is moving to a new adventure!

We wish you all the best 🙌


FREE! In-service training opportunity available! Social Work CEU's and OASAS/CASAC CE's. Contact us today to schedule your Mobile and Online Sports Betting Training!


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