April 16 Caregivers Session Will Focus on Gambling Addiction

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Office for the Aging will sponsor a caregiver educational session on “Exploring Gambling Issues” April 16, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Oswego Office Complex, 70 Bunner St.

Trisha DeWolf from the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addictions will do a short presentation about recognizing the signs of a gambling addiction and the options for treatment.

There is no charge to participate nor registration required.

Visitors should use the Oswego County Health Department entrance and follow the pink signs to the elevator.

For information call Margaret Waters-Poor at 349-8691 or 1-800-56-96-3200, ext 8691.

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  1. Sure, everyone loves to gamble . . . if they win. But, the person sitting next to you in church, the man in line at the grocery store, or one of your co-workers; any one of these could be involved with a gambling problem. Imagine your grandmother committing a crime to support her gambling addiction. I am a recovering alcoholic, gambler, and have recovered from other addictive behaviors. I published a book, Gripped by Gambling, where the readers can follow the destructive path of the compulsive gambler, a prison sentence, and then on to the recovery road.

    I also publish a free online newsletter, Women Helping Women, which has been on-line for more than twelve years and is read by hundreds of women (and men) from around the world. (www.femalegamblers.info). I have been interviewed many times, and appeared on the 60 Minutes show in January 2011, which was moderated by Leslie Stahl.


    Marilyn Lancelot

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