The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is an outstanding organization helping countless numbers of people impacted by Gambling Addiction. Carol O'Hare, Executive Director, and her team work hard to ensure that people understand there is a significant difference between recreational gambling and gambling because of an addiction. Because of thier efforts people do not have to face this difficult issue alone. Thank you to The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for all they do!
This is the Premium non-profit. They are professional, have their fingers on all that's happening in the field, caring past expectations. As a certified gambling counselor, I DEPEND on them! (And each of the employees are very, very special people!)
During a preservice meeting I went to a presentation done by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and found it to be an excellent resource for my students covering addiction and the issues of underage gambling in our community. Stephanie and her office do an excellent job in reaching the students and I look forward to helping our youth in the near future with ac partnership with the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling.
The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is a great non-profit organization. They provide outstanding support for clinicians working with clients. The Council is continually providing outreach to the Community.
I am an addiction counselor for the state of Nevada. I came to know about Nevad Council on Problem Gambling when I was working on my certification as a problem gambing counselor. The staff were so encouraging and helpful to work with me so that I could pursue my certification and work in the field. I attended educational courses to build-up my hours and was educated by Carol on how gambling is an addictive disorder. NCPG has great video and reading materials for everyone, and is a place that anyone can go to for more information on complusive gambling.
I have been fortunate that Carol O has been part of my life and recovery for over 16 years now. Her service and the work of the NV Council on Problem Gambling has been serving the Vegas community tirelessly since I became aware of it back in1996. The reach of their work has opened the door for many problem gamblers to get help and suport. Please give of your time or your resources as you can.
In 2001, when the Nevada Council was asked to assist with the development of a Problem Gambling Assessment for the Clark County Family Court (the first of its kind), the Council stepped up and came through with a successful testing tool and network provider list. Over a decade later, the Problem Gambling Assessment is still being widely utilized by the Family Court, thanks to the Council.
I believe that my first awareness of Nevada's Council for Problem Gambling came when I was gambling and would see these annoying brochures around the casinos "When the Fun Stops" and I glanced through it and said 'that's not me, I can control my gambling'. Well, another two years of misery, thousands of dollars gambled and the emptiness inside was creating suicidal thoughts, I not only called the number on the brochure but got help through a 12-step program. Almost 11 years later away from the bet, I got to know Carol O' Hare and her remarkable, dedicated, and hard-working staff in the last five or so years. I have volunteered to help put together conference materials and participated (and completed) the 30hour course with the thought of pursuing another masters degree in counseling, specifically gambling addiction. I know that the Council participates in many health fairs around the valley and provide numerous training sessions for the gaming industry to help their employees recognize problem gamblers. It is a shame that their funding has been so drastically reduced over the last couple of years because they currently do a lot, with the limited resources they have, heavily relying on volunteers to provide labor and love for those utilizing the Problem Gambler's hotline.
The citizens of Nevada have tremendously benefited from the efforts of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling. The Council has been instrumental in raising problem gambling awareness and advocating for publicly funded problem gambling treatment and prevention programs. Largely through the efforts of the Council, Nevada has a problem gambling helpline and state funded gambling treatment. They tirelessly work to improve the health of our community through their efforts to address problem gambling. The staff and Board Members make up a dedicated group that we can trust to put donations to good work.