The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico intends to limit and prevent problem gambling in adults as well as underage gamblers through education. The association has worked with local therapists to equip them with the tools and resources they need to help compulsive gamblers recover. It’s important to know the signs and recognize problem tendencies before they get out of control. Often it helps to identify the root cause of addictive gambling behavior. Typically, those who are at greater risk for gambling addiction are middle aged men and women, perhaps experiencing empty-nest syndrome, or have just lost a loved one. At a vulnerable point in their life, these individuals are more susceptible to gambling, as it taps into the brain’s reward center – releasing dopamine and serotonin.
“The problem gamblers we serve have benefited greatly as a result of our positive partnership with Edit House Productions,” says Rebecca Beardsley, President of the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico. Edit House has assisted RGANM with digital marketing, online videos, and the production of printed informational material. You can watch the full-length documentary on KRQE at 12:35a on January 20th, 27th, and February 3rd, and at 5:30a on January 22nd. 29th and February 5th. Also airing at 6:30a on January 21st, 28th, and February 4th and 11th.