• March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) and The Center invites you to Have The Conversation with

    • your family
      • your friends
        • your community
          • your clients


    March is a great time to “have the conversation” about the risks of gambling and gambling addiction in a caring, non-judgmental matter-of-fact manner, to encourage honesty and disclosure.


    This year’s PGAM focus is “Families and Gambling.” Gambling that has gotten out of control isn’t always easy to recognize – but the disruption, anxiety and stress excessive gambling can cause with the family unit is. Talking with someone you know about a potential gambling problem can be difficult, especially if it’s a family member. The Center has resources to help you start that conversation and provide help, hope and healing for the person who gambles and the whole family.


    PGAM is a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign created to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally.


    The Center has numerous resources available for gambling awareness and prevention, as well as counselor tools for screening, assessment and treatment of gambling disorders. For conversations tips and resources, click here to view 2017 A Guide To Having The Conversation. 


    Gambling can be fun. But for some, gambling can get out of control. If you or someone you know is struggling with problems due to gambling, call or text the free, confidential, toll-free HELPLINE – 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) or visit www.helpmygamblingproblem.org.


    For additional information or if you have any questions on the resources available for PGAM, please contact The Center at 667-214-2120.

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