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September 19, 2018

COCOAA, NYCPG Join Forces with Local Organizations to Educate Youth on Problem Gambling


OSWEGO, NY – In February, the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addictions received funding from the New York Council on Problem Gambling to participate in the YOU(th) Decide project to work to prevent underage gambling in Oswego County.

With these funds, agency staff have been raising awareness among youth, parents and community leaders through face-to-face presentations, outreach, and media and decreasing youth access to gambling through capacity building and policy work.

The County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addictions would like to recognize the following groups/organizations/businesses for signing a resolution in support of our underage gambling prevention efforts:

• Hannibal Free Library
• Stability Fitness of Oswego
• Elks of Oswego

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 YOU(th) Decide project and helped the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addictions bring awareness to the dangers associated with underage gambling, and to decrease youth access to gambling.

If you, or your child, would like to learn more about YOU(th) Decide, or would like to get involved, please contact: Sarah Hartman or Karyn Grow at COCOAA – 53 E. Third St., Oswego, NY 13126 (315-342-2370).

The County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism & Addictions is a private not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to combat the disease of alcoholism and addictions and reduce alcohol and addiction-related problems.

The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not-for-profit independent corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by gambling.

The council maintains a neutral stance on gambling and is governed by a board of directors.

Find out more at www.YOUthDecide.org

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