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Five Signs That Someone You Love Has a Gambling Problem

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the perfect time to check in with your friends and family who enjoy gambling—which can include casinos, poker, scratch-offs,…

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Four Tips to Help With “Zoom Fatigue”

If you are feeling worn out after a day of video calls, recent research shows that there are some good reasons why. As social distancing…

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2020 Annual Report Released

Maryland Coalition of Families is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report. Last year, our staff connected, supported and empowered 2,528 families—our highest number ever—despite the…

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COVID and the 2021 Maryland Legislative Session

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is still important legislative work to be done. One of MCF’s priority bills this year is HB 405, Special…

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Problem Gambling and the Holidays

The holiday season is an important time to check in with loved ones about their gambling activities—and to talk with youth about the risks of…

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Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. And yet, for some, the holiday season brings increased stress and risk…

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Want to Be Happier? Be Grateful!

November is generally when we start thinking about the upcoming holiday season. This time of year is often marked with gatherings of family and friends,…

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Turn Your Life Experience into a Career Helping Others

If you’re looking for a career that lets you turn a challenging life experience into an opportunity to help others, consider becoming a Family Peer…

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Six Realistic Self-Care Practices for Right Now

It’s tempting to use the pandemic as a reason we don’t have time or energy to take care of ourselves right now. It seems that…

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5 Ways to Make Virtual Back-to-School the Best Possible Experience

By Patricia R. Williams M.S. Ed, MS-ABA, BCAT, CFPS Family Peer Support Referral Specialist With many school districts choosing to begin the school year with…

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A Kindness Practice for Families

It is neurologically impossible to be both stressed out, and really loving and kind at the same time. When members of our family feel stressed—even…

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Using the Stages of Change to Help a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

If you have a loved one with a drug or alcohol problem, it can be hard to understand why addiction happens and why it is…

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