The Center for Humanistic Change will be offering a fun, informative Cyber Gambling Awareness Program on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This event is free and open to the public via pre-registration at www.thechc.org, then click on “event calendar”.
Learn about how gambling “lights up” the brain like a drug and how, just like other addictions, can cause long-term problems with decision-making and controlling behaviors.
The details of the event are as follows:
Event Name: CGAP: A Cyber Gambling Awareness Program
Date: Wednesday June 28, 2017
Location: Center for Humanistic Change, Inc., 100A Cascade Drive, Allentown, PA 18109
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This fun, interactive, workshop is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of gambling and the nature of addiction in general. Engaging in lively discussion and a variety of games, participants will:
• Identify the risks and consequences of gambling
• Learn about current trends in online gambling
• Discover the effects of gambling on the brain
• Understand the cycle of addiction
• Distinguish between games of skill and chance
• Find out how to get help
The Center for Humanistic Change is a not-for-profit agency that engages community members in building skills to address life’s challenges. We do this by providing prevention education and life skills training focusing on decision making for healthy choices. For 37 years, CHC has developed and delivered high quality educational programming throughout the Lehigh Valley. Our programs provide individuals with tools that will enhance their personal growth, help them develop strong family units, and understand what is required for caring communities and effective working environments. CHC’s educational philosophy is based on a holistic learning model known as humanistic education, which seeks to engage people intellectually, emotionally, and behaviorally. We believe that people are inherently good and have the potential to live fulfilling lives. We also believe that, given the right tools, individuals can make positive choices and positive changes in their lives, have healthy relationships, and avoid destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, dependence, and violence. We serve individuals of all ages. The Cyber Gambling Awareness Program is funded by Lehigh and Northampton Counties Departments of Human Service, Drug and Alcohol Divisions.
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