Success
Stories

Learn how other people reached out for help and started on a path of recovery.

Share Your Story

“I was approached by NYCPG to join their excellent training program to work with individuals and families in need of help with problem gambling issues. The staff is excellent and the group of trained clinicians can provide quality services to individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay.”

Mary Ann Bodenoch

“Recovery from gambling addiction is possible! Freedom from despair, loneliness, hopelessness, lack of joy leads to full life, love, restoration and hope! Take the first step and reach out for help.”

Sarah Terrigino

“I stopped gambling 100 times, but always went back, harder than before. I surrendered to my gambling addiction when I was handcuffed. Upon my release, I was introduced to the Problem Gambling Resource Center (PGRC) and began intensive one-on-one therapy with one of the many qualified therapists that work with the NY Council. With no access to financial resources, PGRC covers 100% of the cost. As I understand it, I was one of the first active participants in the program, which provided me with a foundation for my recovery and gave me the HOPE, HELP and TOOLS needed to move forward. It is NEVER too late, but do not wait! Call the PGRC and start your recovery, not only for you but your family and the people around you.”

Scott M. • Person in recovery from problem gambling

“I have seen the devastation that Problem Gambling can cause in the lives of individuals and their families. I desire to share the risks, signs and symptoms of problem gambling and help to spread hope that it can be successfully treated and that recovery is an option.”

Catherine Saresky • PGRC Clinician

“The staff did an outstanding job raising awareness about problem gambling across New York State. I hope these efforts result in an increase in individuals engaging in treatment.”

Steve Block • NYCPG Board President

“I’ve been in recovery from my gambling addiction for more than 10 years and the PGRC staff are some of the best people I have ever met. As soon as the PGRC came to the Rochester, NY area, they formed a partnership with Gambler’s Anonymous to help community members even more. We are incredibly lucky to have these caring, wonderful and dedicated folks at the PGRC working daily to improve the lives of our residents.”

John O.

“I honestly feel that the PGRC is a great resource. My very first call was answered immediately by Rachel Lauria, the program manager, and she made me feel welcome and heard; huge pluses in my book. She made me believe she actually cared and wanted to help my friend with his gambling issues. Rachel and the PGRC provided my friend and me with vital resources to help my friend quit gambling and me, in my role as a supportive friend. Don’t hesitate to call the PGRC. Rachel and her staff will speak to you like you matter and help in any way they can.”

Anonymous Caller

“I’ve only been in recovery from my gambling addiction for a few months now but, working with Craig has been so helpful. Each time we talk, I come away feeling more optimistic about being in recovery, my gambling addiction and, even, my personal relationships. His wealth of knowledge and teaching methods have provided me with better ways to work through issues. Thanks to Craig, it’s getting a whole lot easier not to gamble.”

Adam

“Thank you all this has been possible because of you. I’ll say it again, you are an Angel sent to me you saved my life. ”

Norma

“Thank you so much Robin. You have given me an opportunity to live life free of madness and as I stated, I’m not fully cured but I’m in control and that means the world to me. This experience has taught me that I’m never going to be perfect and that I can always reach out for help when needed. I will always keep your number just in case I ever need it.”

Anonymous
If you choose to share your story with us you can decide if we can share it on our website and in social media marketing. Sharing stories helps reduce stigma and gets people talking about the need for problem gambling prevention, treatment, recovery and advocacy!