The James V. Brown Library will hold a responsible gambling program beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Lowry Room on the third floor Welch family wing.
According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, as many as nine million Americans display signs of problem gambling.
This year, the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission has begun an initiative to increase awareness about responsible gambling and is teaming up with the James V. Brown Library for a public presentation. While it may seem like a concern faced only near casinos, it is significantly more far reaching. Problem gambling can range from using rent money to play bingo at the local fire hall to fighting over money bet on a football game.
The program is free and requires no registration. This initiative is funded in part by the state Department of Health.
For more information, call 326-0536.