Nesbitt sponsors resolution bringing attention to gambling addiction

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Aric Nesbitt recently sponsored a resolution seeking to bring awareness to the harmful effects gambling can have on an individual, their career and their families.

“While certain forms of gambling are legal in Michigan, and many find gambling entertaining in moderation, for some, it can become a real problem,” said Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “It has the potential to take over lives and ruin a person’s personal and professional relationships.”

Senate Resolution 19 commemorates March 2019 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. National Problem Gambling Awareness Month seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling as well as the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.

“I think this is a good national effort that the state should be involved in,” Nesbitt said. “We want to make sure people know that help is available and encourage those struggling with gambling addiction to reach out and pursue these resources.”

If you or someone you know is seeking help regarding their gambling problem, please visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website for a list of available resources.

The Senate adopted SR 19 on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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