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Is Your Fantasy Football Hobby Becoming an Addiction?

  Unless you are a monk living in monastery, chances are good you have heard of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). Although it has been around for several years, it really burst onto the scene with a large advertising blitz at the beginning of the 2015 NFL Season. DFS works at a much faster pace than […]

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MCCA Is Awarded Three Competitive Grants

MCCA was recently awarded three grants for our Prevention, Smoking Cessation and Problem Gambling Programs. We are please to be able to continue and in some cases, expand these important services for our clients and the communities we serve. Prevention is an integral part of our mission. For close to 20 years MCCA has been […]

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Gambling in Litchfield County, CT Remains a Silent Addiction

It starts with excitement, competitiveness, or sometimes just as an escape. It escalates into a problem when you become dependent on it. Gambling includes a wide range of activities, including raffles, casinos, lotteries, sports betting and online contests. “Gambling is not understood as an addiction,” said Scott Nelson, problem gambling counselor of Midwestern Connecticut Council […]

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March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month! The purpose of this event is to encourage healthcare providers to screen their clients for gambling problems and to raise public awareness of problem gambling issues. WHY IS NPGAM IMPORTANT? Most adults gamble, and therefore would benefit from programs to prevent gambling addiction. March has become one of […]

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