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Public Service Announcements
The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling has a number of television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) available to help build awareness of Missouri's problem gambling help line, 1-888-BETSOFF, and the risk factors and warning signs of problem gambling.

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Youth Addiction Video
This video and facilitator's guide are designed to teach middle- and junior high-school students the risk factors of all addictions, including gambling.

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Posters and Brochures
The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling has posters and brochures available to you for free. The awareness materials available include materials for a general audience, youth and older adults. If you would like a small supply of posters and brochures to place in your business, school or office, please call (573) 526-7467 or e-mail betsoff@molottery.com .

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Past Lectures / Speakers
A number of problem gambling experts have been guest speakers in Missouri. Beginning in August 1999, the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling has hosted at least one educational seminar each year, which featured a renowned expert in the field of problem gambling.

In June 2002, Missouri hosted the first lecture in the American Gaming Association's Responsible Gaming Lecture Series. The guest lecturer was Robert Ladouceur, professor of psychology at Université Laval in Quebec.

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In August 2002, Carol O'Hare, executive director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, was the guest speaker for Responsible Gaming Education Week activities. She spoke on the role family and friends have in helping problem gamblers get the help they need to stop gambling.
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Understanding The Odds: A Key To Responsible Gaming
This 30-minute video, "Understanding the Odds: A Key to Responsible Gaming," is based on a curriculum developed by Harvard Medical School's Division of Addictions, which focuses on probability in gambling and everyday life. The video explores the science of uncertainty education initiatives to enhance young people's understanding of probability and encourage them to make responsible choices. The video was produced by the American Gaming Association as part of its Responsible Gaming Education Week activities.

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Behind The 8-Ball; A Guide For Families Of Gamblers
by Linda Berman, Mary-Ellen Siegel Behind the 8-Ball book image.

Synopsis: "Behind the 8 Ball" is written for spouses, parents, siblings, children, friends, and coworkers of compulsive gamblers who suffer from the often disastrous effects of that person's compulsive gambling. This supportive guide will help the reader gain the understanding and information he or she will need to gain the financial, legal, and emotional freedom needed to reclaim his or her life.
Missouri Alliance To Curb Problem Gambling Annual Report
The Alliance's past annual reports are downloadable. The report contains information about the Alliance, its members and the variety of programs offered through the Alliance and its members. It provides up-to-date data on its help line and treatment services. It also provides problem gambling facts and contact information.

To access the Alliance's 20-page factbook, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher. It is available for free from Adobe for Windows, Macintosh and Unix platforms. Click on the Acrobat logo to get a copy.
To obtain a free copy, please e-mail your complete mailing address to: betsoff@molottery.com.
BetsOff Information Cards.

BetsOff Information Cards.Problem gambling information cards that can be used as paycheck inserts are available for free to Missouri residents and businesses. The information cards are 9 inches by 3.5 inches.

The information cards include: the warning signs and risk factors of problem gambling, the help line number, a self-quiz and tips on how to approach a loved one who may have a gambling problem.

If you would like to order a supply of the problem gambling information cards, please send your request to: betsoff@molottery.com.

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If you would like a small supply of posters and brochures to place in your business, school or office, please call (573) 526-7467 or e-mail betsoff@molottery.com.

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Losing Your Shirt: Recovery For Compulsive Gamblers And Their Families
by Mary Heineman

Book Description: Between three and six million Americans are compulsive gamblers. "Losing Your Shirt" takes a compassionate, nonthreatening approach to the problems families encounter with compulsive gambling. In this easy-to-read and valuable resource for any gambling addiction program, readers will find stories from compulsive gamblers and their families that demonstrate how the addiction affects relationships, methods of recovery for the addict, and coping skills for family members.

Synopsis: An experienced counselor clearly describes the progression of compulsive gambling as it affects the gambling addict and the spouse. Through poignant personal stories, Heineman explains how Twelve Step recovery applies to both gamblers and their spouses, and stresses the need for therapy in some cases.

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