Awareness Tools for Radio

Below are three radio scripts that echo the TV and print messages in a :60, :30, :15 and :10 version. NPGAW Radio Script :60 ANNOUNCER: A preoccupation with gambling may cause some people to risk more than money. They may be gambling away their health, happiness and their family’s welfare. Here are a few signs of problem gambling: You’ve gambled until you’ve lost your last dollar. Thoughts of gambling have caused you to lose sleep. You’ve ended up gambling for longer than you planned to. You’ve made repeated attempts to stop gambling. According to The National Council on Problem Gambling, people who identify with any of these signs— or a number of other signs—are likely to be problem gamblers. There are also certain risk factors that can increase the odds of people developing gambling problems. Factors include stressful life events such as The death of a loved one or a divorce. An early big gambling win. Pre-existing health problems such as depression. And a family history of addictions. Fortunately, a problem gambler doesn’t need to wait to hit bottom before asking for help. To learn more or to find help, call 1-800-522-4700 toll free Or visit ncpgambling.org. NPGAW Radio Script :30 ANNOUNCER: The game is just a game, it’s how you play that makes the difference. It’s true for all types of games — including gambling. If someone you know is gambling for more than fun, they may have a problem. Warning signs include: Being preoccupied with gambling, gambling to escape, and lying to cover up gambling. If this sounds like someone you know, call the problem gambling help line at 1-800-522-4700. Treatment is confidential and it works. NPGAW Radio Script :15 ANNOUNCER: The game is just a game, it’s how you play that makes the difference. If someone you know is gambling for more than fun, they may have a problem. Call 1-800-522-4700 for help. Treatment is confidential and it works. NPGAW Radio Script :10 ANNOUNCER: The game is just a game, it’s how you play that makes the difference. If someone you know is gambling for more than fun, call 1-800-522-4700 for help Call 1-800-522-4700 for help. Treatment is confidential and it works.