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International Recovery Day

Celebrate recovery and globally connect recovering individuals, families and communities to provide worldwide hope to overcome addiction. The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling supports recovery by providing free resources and support 24/7 at no cost to Maryland individuals and families struggling with gambling problems.

National Recovery Month

In September, National Recovery Month helps educate individuals struggling with addiction that living a healthy and reward life is possible.  For individuals and families struggling with problem gambling and gambling addiction, the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling offers resources at no cost to support that recovery journey. 

National Suicide Awareness Month

Did you know?  Nearly 50% of people struggling with problems due to gambling/gambling addiction have had thoughts of suicide.

FY21 Problem Gambling Training Launched

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling is committed to build the capacity of mental health, substance use and other health care and prevention professionals through training and education to address the issue of problem gambling. Training is offered on a variety of topics and all training is offered free of charge. 

No Cost Treatment Now Available for Anyone Wanting Help for a Gambling

Counseling for gambling problems at no cost to Maryland residents (individuals and families) is now available for anyone seeking help regardless of insurance coverage, financial status or ability to pay.

Providers/Private Practitioners Can Be Reimbursed for Problem Gambling Services

The Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration, in collaboration with Optum Maryland, will reimburse Maryland providers and private practitioners for providing problem gambling services to Maryland residents in support of screening, assessment and individual/group therapy for individuals and their loved ones struggling with problem gambling and gambling disorder. 

Safe Gambling for Military and Veterans

The military and veterans are at greater risk than the general public for developing problem gambling. Nearly 10% of US Veterans struggle with disordered gambling, a rate two-three times higher than the general population. 

The Road to Recovery Starts with a Conversation

For some, gambling activity can get out of control and start to negatively affect their life and all those around them. A conversation with a Problem Gambling Peer Support Specialist can provide the needed support on the road to a healthier and happier life.

May is Mental Health Month

This May, in collaboration with the Maryland Association of Prevention Professionals & Advocates (MAPPA), the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) invites …

Keeping The Health And Balance In Your Life If You Gamble

May is recognized as National Mental Health Month, an opportunity to share the importance of care in our relationships to others and to ourselves. Sustaining …

Gambling on Sports – It’s Not A Safe Bet!

Sports betting (placing a wager on any aspect of a sporting event) is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the world. Major …

National Suicide Prevention Month – September 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  This month is a good time to have the conversation about the relationship between suicide and problem gambling/gambling addiction. …