My New Award & Recovery News All~Rolled~Into~ONE!

Hello and Welcome Recovery Friends & New Visitors!



Aargh! The Potato LOOKED at me!

I WANT TO THANK *Glynis Rankin* for this NEW “FAB” blogger award nomination!
I just adore her blog, as I am *INSPIRED* by her writing style, and she has been a Fabulous Supporter of me and my blog! NOW, lets share the LUV with my Blog SISTERS that take blogging to a whole new level!


1-Provide a link and thank the person who nominated you.

2-Answer 10 questions.

3-Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipient know they have been nominated.

4-Include the award logo within your blog post. *THAT’S IT~SIMPLE*

1-Favorite Color: (PURPLE )

2-Your favorite animal: (KITTY’S )

3-Your favorite non- alcoholic ( ICED TEA )

4-Your favorite pattern: ( CIRCLES )

5-Do you prefer giving or receiving presents: (GIVING )

6-Your favorite number: ( 7 )

7-Your favorite day of the month: ( SUNDAY )

8-Your favorite flower: ( SHASTA DAISY )

9-What is your passion: ( WRITER )

10-Facebook or Twitter- (TWITTER ~ #Addictionchat )









**Please go by these blogs that I have “Nominated and Deserve” this *Beautiful Award,* AS each of these blogs are “Worthy” of your time and Visit!  And again, Thanks to my  friend *GLYNIS* for the *Wonderful Honor*! 

Now I’d like to introduce to you my Good Friends, and a great place for Facts
and education about “Compulsive Addicted Gambling:

*National Council On Problem Gambling* *
Here is a little of what they do for others with gambling problems, or how they “Advocate” to educate the public that Gambling Addiction happens, and it is a REAL Addiction, and Disease:

The National Council on Problem Gambling is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. The mission of the NCPG is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

The National Council is neither for nor against legalized gambling. Our primary concern is to help problem gamblers and their families.

The NCPG was conceived as the national representative of the problem gambling field and is organized with 3 classes of members: state affiliate, corporate and individual. The NCPG concentrates efforts on the national level, while the state affiliates work at the state and local level.

Major National Council programs include:

  • Operation of the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (800-522-4700). A single national access point to local resources.
  • Administration of the National Certified Gambling Counselor (NCGC) credential.
  • Holding the annual National Conference on the Prevention, Treatment, Research and Recovery of Problem Gambling. The world’s oldest and largest problem gambling-specific conference.
  • Distribution of literature on problem gambling treatment, research and recovery.
  • Organization of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.
  • Providing education on problem gambling issues to Federal, state, tribal and international governments and agencies.

History: The organization was founded in 1972 by Msgr. Joseph A. Dunne and Dr. Robert Custer, among others. From the outset the Council established two principles that remain in effect today: that the organization would be the advocate for problem gamblers and their families, and that it would take no position for or against legalized gambling. This stance is encompassed today in our vision and mission statements above. A history of the NCPG from 1972 to 1985 by Msgr. Dunne was published in the Journal of Gambling Studies, Vol. 1, Issue 1.

To join as a member or to support NCPG with a tax-deductible contribution, click here to view our Membership Types and Benefits.
1-800-522-4700 24 Hour Confidential Hotline

What is Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling is gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term “Problem Gambling” includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as “Pathological”, or “Compulsive” Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.

Please note the statistics below are generally estimates on a national basis, and in most cases are based on compilations of various state or regional studies. Therefore, these figures should be taken as broad generalizations, and not specific scientific findings. It is the purpose of the NCPG to encourage the development of more and better research on this issue and to be able to provide the public, government, industry and decision makers with this type of information. Additional information may be found in the literature and links on our Resources page. For information specific to a state, contact our State Affiliate council members. To find a National Certified Gambling Counselor (NCGC), please search our counselor database.


In order to get beyond the statistics and provide a more personal and individual picture of this issue, this section features the stories of individuals who have been affected by problem gambling, including problem gamblers and their family members, friends, colleagues and employers; treatment providers; advocates; and any others.

  • After 2 semesters in college, I am wondering where all my money has gone. I would tell myself time and time again to stop betting, whether it be online poker, blackjack, or sports bets. A few days later i would always be back placing more bets and telling myself that if i lose this time I would be done forever. I’d win big a couple of times, but only to increase my betting size and lose it all days later, and still bet more money. The highs were nice, but the lows were horrible. Read more>>>
  • Hi I’m 12 years old and have three sisters. And well my dad is addicted to gambling. My mom and dad have been fighting ever since he started his problem which is about three years ago and now it scares me to think that they might get a divorce. Well finally after talking everything out my dad has agreed to find some help so I decided to help them find some help.Imagine that your own 11 year old daughter approaches you and says “Dad, I want to talk to you please”. You say, “Sure honey, what is it?” She then asks your other 8 year old daughter and your 4 year old son to leave her room so she can plead with you to stop gambling. Imagine that you see her tears and then you tell her that nothing causing her to cry would be worth doing again; yet you go and do it over and over again. Have you not, at that stage, lost your human side out to a formidable foe?! Read more>>>


G amblers always are trying new ways to make a bet

A nd then end up getting themselves deeper into debt

M oney is not there when needed to put food on the table

B ecause they throw it away as soon as they’re able

ook how often this tragic habit affects their health

E  ver they constantly strive to create easy wealth

R  eally, all that they accomplish is to lose their wives

S  urely, there must be a way out that will save their lives.

**I Want to SHARE this info because those of us in Recovery from addicted
compulsive gambling struggle this time of year, The Holidays. So please if you or someone you love may have a gambling problem, go explore my friends website at NCPG. They are there to Help**
God Bless Everyone!
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
A Recovering Addicted Gambler 6+yrs.


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