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The Power of Helping

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else – Booker T. Washington   “Here to Help.” The simple phrase is the motto and central theme of the QCFE. We chose this motto because it epitomizes our purpose and summarizes our organizational goal. Our various partners, certified therapists, related recovery groups, advisors, experts… Read more »

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New York’s Responsible Play Partnership brings community-based services for problem gambling to Queens

NY Council on Problem Gambling leads effort with Queens community to raise awareness of and increase access to treatment for problem gambling   New York’s Responsible Play Partnership, comprised of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substances Abuse Services (NYS OASAS), and the New York State… Read more »

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The QCFE Kiosk Display

One of the many things we do at the QCFE is place freestanding public displays which simultaneously publicize the existence of our program and offer takeaway literature on issues related to the subject of problem gambling. These issues, printed on 9”x 4” inch palm cards, explain what problem gambling is, who is at risk, how… Read more »

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The Power Of Partnership

The Power of Partnership.  I think the power of partnership or “teamwork” might be one of the most underestimated powers in popular culture and don’t reckon this too hard to see. As Americans we actually descend from a history celebrating a popular idea called “rugged individualism”, a term representing the ideal of individual determination to… Read more »

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Have the Conversation

Problem Gambling is an interesting topic to talk about.  At first glance it seems pretty one-dimensional. That glance perceives the entire issue as a few people who have a struggle with a sometimes controversial, but generally accepted, form of entertainment. But if you look more carefully you discover that the idea of people struggling with… Read more »

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The Reality of Problem Gambling

I had a close friend who bet 10k gambling and lost their home as a consequence. I worked within the gambling industry for several years and often met people who lost every cent they had, frequently resulting in their having to ask employees and/or strangers for money to get home. I even met a problem… Read more »

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