Bonus Update Episode - When Gambling Takes Over
Access to make a bet just got so much easier in New York State. I am sure that you have seen a number of ads encouraging you to take a chance and bet on your favorite sports team. Addictive habits can form quickly especially when you add that together with ease of access. Remember that gambling is a slippery slope that can ruin someone financially, and destroy families, and relationships. We invited Jeffrey Wierzbicki and Angela DiRosa back (You can also listen to the original Episode 16) on TST to promote the services of the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center, to share more about the new trends they are seeing, and to remind us all of the common warning signs so you can support those that might be developing an addiction to gambling.
Contact the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center
Phone: (716) 833-4274
More About Angela DiRosa
Angela DiRosa is the Program Manager with the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center. In addition to assisting with awareness and outreach efforts, Angela collaborates with mental health professionals to build a robust problem gambling service network and connects individuals being negatively impacted by problem gambling to the resources they need. Angela has worked in a similar field before joining the Western PGRC conducting training, advocacy and policy change with the NYS Bureau of Tobacco Control.
More About Angela DiRosa
Jeffrey Wierzbicki is the Team Leader with the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center. He serves as the point person for training and prevention activities and drives community relationship-building in order to advance problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery efforts throughout the WNY region. Prior to his role with the Western PGRC, Jeffrey directed federal and state programs for runaway and homeless youth, including allocating and advocating for funding and support.
More About That Sounds Terrific - Host Nick Koziol
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