Category Archives: Gambling

New Generation Of Youth Gamblers On The Rise

Posted on Jul 14 2016 by Blog, Gambling, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

You won't find the new generation of compulsive gamblers in casinos or race tracks.  You have to be over eighteen or to enter those places... These new gamblers are young adults and teens gambling away their savings and

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VA to become first state to regulate Fantasy Sports

Posted on Feb 24 2016 by Blog, Gambling, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

Bob Cabaniss, founder & executive director of Williamsville Wellness, was recently interviewed by ABC Channel 8 about a law in Virginia that has passed the house and senate. It now goes to the Governor, and would impose registration and auditing

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Exercise tip of the week: Cramps

Posted on Oct 15 2015 by Blog, Gambling, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

For those who have to stop exercising because of cramps, two pieces of advise: 1) Stretch the muscles, 2) Write down what preceded the cramp. If you note a trend, you can probably avoid the

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Feeding the Cardio

Posted on Oct 05 2015 by Blog, Gambling, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

Williamsville has a total health picture in mind for patients. One thing we're noticing is a lot of people have trouble meeting the recommended 30 min of actual cardio a day. This is different from a 30 min workout designed to get the heart rate

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CBS spotlight on Fantasy Football

Posted on Sep 20 2015 by Blog, Gambling, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

Richmond's Channel 6 (CBS) did a review of current Fantasy Football betting. An interview with Bob Cabaniss, of Williamsville Wellness, is

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Medical Study: Different Brain Chemistry in Problem Gamblers

Posted on Sep 03 2015 by Blog, Gambling, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

A study presented in Berlin found the opioid center of the brain works different in people with an addiction to gambling than with volunteers. The article presents the facts pretty plainly, but the implications back up two other observations. First,

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Va Lottery Director talks about Gambling Problems

Posted on May 26 2015 by Gambling, Gambling in the news | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,     — No Comment

Virginia lottery Executive Director Paula Otto wrote an opinion piece in the Richmond Times Dispatch for Gambling Awareness Month 2015. Her words and advise to those who need help are

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What’s it like to come to treatment?

Posted on May 26 2015 by Gambling | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,     — No Comment

It can be intimidating to come to a place where you don't know anyone, and don't know what you're getting into. A former patient shared his experiences a few months ago on our YouTube Channel - he thought his experience might help

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Bob Cabaniss On NBC 4

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Gambling, Gambling in the news | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,     — No Comment

Almost 4 percent of the U.S. population has a gambling problem, and with more casinos coming to Maryland, some experts worry that gambling is going to become an addiction for a lot of people throughout the D.C. region. Williamsville Wellness Founder

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Are you a Compulsive Gambler?

Posted on Oct 10 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling. Did you ever lose time from

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Problem Gambler

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Problem gambling (ludomania) is an urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Problem gamblers are often defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler’s behavior. Severe

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Signs and Symptoms of Gambling Addiction

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

  Gambling addiction signs, symptoms, and treatment Problem gambling can strain your relationships, interfere with responsibilities at home and work, and lead to financial catastrophe. You may even do things you never thought you would, like

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Myths & Facts about Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Gambling addiction fact or gambling addiction myth? See below: MYTH: You have to gamble everyday to be a problem gambler. FACT: A problem gambler may gamble frequently or infrequently. Gambling is a problem if it causes problems. MYTH:

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Do I have a gambling problem?

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

You may have a gambling problem if you: Feel the need to be secretive about your gambling. You might gamble in secret or lie about how much you gamble, feeling others won't understand or that you will surprise them with a big win. Have trouble

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Does my loved one have a gambling problem?

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

If your loved one has a gambling problem, he or she might: Become increasingly defensive about his or her gambling. The more a problem gambler is in the hole, the more the need to defend gambling as a way to get money. Your loved one may get

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Gambling – Changing your lifestyle and making healthier choices

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

One way to stop yourself from problem gambling is to analyze what is needed for gambling to occur, work on removing these elements from your life and replace them with healthier choices. The four elements needed for problem gambling to continue

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What is a Gambling Addiction?

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Gambling addiction is a mental-health problem that is understood to be one of many kinds of impulse-control problems a person may suffer from. The types of gambling that people with this disorder might engage in are as variable as the games

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Pathological Gambling Symptoms

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Pathological gambling is being unable to resist impulses to gamble, which can lead to severe personal or social consequences. Below are some of the pathological gambling symptoms, treatments, causes, prognosis, prevention, and

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High Stakes: Gambling Depression and Suicide

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Like all addictions, compulsive gambling causes intense distress and continual disruptions in most areas of life: It messes up your mind, body, family and work. Even worse, compulsive gamblers who suffer from gambling depression are significantly

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Gambling addiction on rise in West Virginia

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Bob Cabaniss, our Executive Director, was interviewed by the Register-Herald a local newspaper in West Virginia. Here is the article: April 18, 2011 Gambling addiction on rise in state By Mannix Porterfield Register-Herald Reporter The

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Immune Boosting Series: Ditching Depressants

Posted on Oct 04 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Please check out our Psychologist, Ken Martz, on the CBS6 newscast for their Virginia This Morning

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Compulsive Gambling

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Gambling Addiction

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Pathological Gambling

Posted on Oct 04 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Pathological gambling can be treated. Historical data states Pathological gambling for the most part starts in early adolescence in men, and between ages 20 and 40 in women. Pathological Gambling Definition: The disorder involves many

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Problem Gamblers

Posted on Oct 04 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Problem Gamblers find hope at Williamsville Wellness. Problem gambling for the most part starts in early adolescence in men, and between ages 20 and 40 in women. Problem gamblers experience many repetitive behaviors. People with this problem

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Progressive Addiction

Posted on Oct 04 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Progressive Gambling addiction can be overcome. PROGRESSIVE ADDICTION The progressive nature of addiction is unfathomable to users and loved ones. For most people, it seems odd that frequent gambling abuse represents human behavior that is

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Substance Abusers

Posted on Oct 04 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Gamblers are in fact Substance Abusers. For most people, it seems odd that gambling abuse represents human behavior that is beyond “voluntary control” and similar to substance abuse addictions. The main culprit of most addictive disorders is

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Internet Gambling Addiction

Posted on Oct 04 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Internet gambling addiction can be overcome. Internet Gambling plays a large part in the estimated 15 million+ people in the United States with gambling problems. At least 3 million people are categorized as problem gamblers, or gambling addicts or

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Obsessive Gambling

Posted on Oct 04 2014 by Gambling     — No Comment

Obsessive Gambling can be overcome. For some people, it seems strange that obsessive gambling abuse represents human behavior that is beyond “voluntary control” and similar to other obsessive disorders and addictions. The main culprit of most

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