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Mid-Central Problem Gambling Symposium -Oct 24-25, 2018

Mid-Central Problem Gambling Symposium -Oct 24-25, 2018

Mid-Central Problem Gambling Symposium

This educational program on Gambling Disorder and Recovery is hosted by the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling Indiana Council on Problem Gamblingand affiliates, This years conference will be held at the Lawrenceburg Event Center in Lawrenceburg Indiana. Lanie’s Hope will be presenting two sessions on Wednesday afternoon. “Hope and Healing” will look at the importance of Hope and Community in the recovery process. “No Wrong Door” explores the may pathways to recovery.  Many individuals seek mutual aid 12-step programs, and that’s great! 12-Step programs are ONE door, but they’re not the only door. Faith-based recovery programs, secular programs, professional therapy and intensive outpatient are just a few alternative “doors.”  As long as individuals struggling with Gambling Disorder seek help, there is nor wrong door to enter for recovery!

 

 

Four Directions Conference -Oct 1-4, 2018

Four Directions Conference -Oct 1-4, 2018

The 10th Annual Four Directions Problem Gambling and Health Awareness conference will be held in Shelton, WA at the Little Creek Casino Resort October 1-4, 2018. Conference information is available at Four Directions Problem Gambling and Wellness Conference

Conference topics range from mindfulness, to communication, and other culturally based practices in healing from Gambling Disorder.

Lanie’s Hope Founder, Bea Aikens, will present two sessions and introduce a newly released video on Gambling Disorder Recovery on Thursday October 4th.

 

 

Walk in Memory/Walk for Hope -Sept 15, 2018

Walk in Memory/Walk for Hope- Sept 15, 2018 8AM, Bob Miller Middle School, 2400 Cozy Circle, Henderson, Nevada

Lanie's Hope Team Walks in Hope

Lanie’s Hope Walk Team

Lanie’s Hope’s proudly supports the Walk in Memory/Walk for Hope.  We walk to remember those who have been lost to suicide, to honor the family members and survivors, and to shine a light of hope for those who may be considering suicide. Compulsive Gamblers have the HIGHEST suicide rate of any group, with 1 in 5 compulsive gamblers considering or attempting suicide.

In 2014, the walk  was dedicated to raising awareness of  gambling addiction and suicide.  I was honored and humbled to serve as the keynote speaker. I made a promise to myself and to God to spend my life raising awareness of the social issues surrounding problem gambling. I would do ANYTHING within my power to prevent just one death due to a gambling related suicide. Lanie’s Hope’s website gets more “hits” on the topic of “suicide” than any other topic. Compulsive gamblers who are struggling are reaching out for help. Suicide is obviously on the minds of too many compulsive gamblers! Won’t you please walk with us this year, and raise awareness of gambling addiction and suicide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh9B5udpxKw

I invite each of you to walk with us on Saturday, September 15, 2018, as we take suicide and gambling addiction out of the darkness and into the light.

Blessings,

Bea Aikens

Kindly consider “wearing our colors” and proudly identifying yourself as part of “Team Lanie’s Hope!” T-shirts and apparel are available on the “Merchandise” page.

Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling – May 3-4, 2018

Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling
May 3-4, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada

12th Annual Nevada Stat Conference on Problem Gambling

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling never disappoints when it comes to offering  great speakers, interesting programing and unique topics related to gambling addiction.

This year is no exception! Topics at the 12th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling include a focused presentation on “Gambling Addiction and the Drug Court Programs”, “My Journey from Convict to Conviction” by Maureen “Mo” Michael and Keynote Speaker Bo Bernhard, Ph.D., Executive Director of the UNLV International Gaming Institute.

The registration fee is just $60!  Professionals can earn up to 12 CEUs for continuing education. The programming is so valuable and informative that, anyone interesting in understanding current trends in understanding and treating gambling addiction should attend!  Those in recovery from gambling addiction will benefit from the programs offered as will community healthcare providers, educators and treatment professionals.

According to the event website, “the conference promotes awareness, education and professional networking, and attracts addiction and mental health professionals and interested stakeholder groups including Prevention, Education, Research, Government, Gaming Industry and the Recovery Community.”

Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling -June 1-2, 2017

11th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling

Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling
June 1-2, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling never disappoints when it comes to offering  great speakers, interesting programing and unique topics related to gambling addiction.

This year is no exception! Topics at the 11th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling include “Marijuana and Gambling Disorder”, “ADHD and Problem Gambling”, an exploration of research in the co-occurance of “Eating Disorders and Problem Gambling” and “Treating  Psychological Trauma and Addictive Disorders.”

The registration fee is just $50!  Professionals can earn up to 12 CEUs for continuing education. The programming is so valuable and informative that, anyone interesting in understanding current trends in understanding and treating gambling addiction should attend!  Those in recovery from gambling addiction will benefit from the programs offered as will community healthcare providers, educators and treatment professionals.

According to the event website, “the conference promotes awareness, education and professional networking, and attracts addiction and mental health professionals and interested stakeholder groups including Prevention, Education, Research, Government, Gaming Industry and the Recovery Community.”

Now I have to stop “ITS KILLING me”.

I have worked so hard for my money which is the reason why I got into the road of chasing a loss . I am 33 and never really gambled apart from November 2016 when my uncle gave me a football bet which won . After that day I have lost at least 45,000 maybe 50 . I tried to chase back a 100 pound bet which escalated into thousands and thousands . I have thought many of times to end my life but found I couldn’t do it because of my family I leave behind . I lost another 15 thousand today but self excluded myself from many online sites and the casino . Roulette has nearly wiped me out off this world . I could cry to think about my losses but I just need help . Thank you to the stories I have read because I cried thinking how alike I am to all of them . I need help because I feel if my life is over .

Veterans Stand Down Miracle

Veterans Stand Down

Veterans Stand Down

Last Week at the Veterans Stand Down in Las Vegas, God sent an angel to work a miracle!  I was capital B-Blessed to witness a beautiful interaction between two Veterans serving the community, and ultimately, each other.

If you’re not familiar with the Veterans Stand Down, it is hosted every year in Las Vegas to support Veterans in need of services – from employment, to clothing, to jobs…and everywhere in between.  I understand that “Stand Down” is a term used in battle.  When the front line military are battle-worn and tired, they are ordered to “stand down” for much needed rest as other troops take the lead.

In the case of this annual event, our local Las Vegas Veterans are provided basic needs like clothing, hygiene, dental care, and mental health services in addition to housing and employment.  I was there to staff a booth in support of Gambling Addiction Recovery….at least that’s why I was I thought I was there.   Now, I think God put me there simply to connect two souls who wouldn’t have otherwise connected. Read more →

A Compelling and Passionate Speaker
Bea Aikens couples her personal experience with extensive knowledge of the disease of compulsive gambling to build a compelling platform for civic, community and national organizations seeking knowledge and understanding of the disease of disordered gambling. To engage Bea for your upcoming event, contact her at
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702.812.1922
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