Nov. 6, 2007
Tammy Reiff, clinical coordinator of Jackson Recovery River Hills Gambling Program and a nationally certified gambling counselor, will present “Safe Gambling” at Morningside College on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Reiff will talk about the differences between recreational and problem gambling, and she will discuss the connections between problem gambling and substance addictions. She will also let people know what they can do if they believe they know someone who has a gambling problem.
“College students are a prime area of concern because they are experiencing a lot of firsts,” Reiff said. “It’s the first time they’re away from home, and it’s the first time that they are receiving a large loan check, which can really be hazardous if they have a gambling problem. My goal is to educate students so they can make informed decisions and get help if necessary.”
Reiff said she will make the presentation fun and appealing to the college crowd. Prizes will be given away during the event.