For the nineteenth year, Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling, dedicates the month of March to helping people. The campaign theme “Awareness + Action” is all about taking specific action and having conversations about problem gambling issues and directing people to the help they may need. Approximately 2 million U.S. adults (1% of the population) are estimated to meet criteria for gambling disorder. Another 4-6 million (2-3%) are considered to meet criteria for problem gambling. And yet for many residents of the US, gambling remains a hidden addiction.
Do you need to speak to someone directly? You can call 1-800-GAMBLE-5 (1-800-426-2535),
chat with someone online, or text 850-888-HOPE (850-888-4673).
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Throughout this website, you’ll find a host of resources related to problem gambling. Whether you’re someone with a gambling problem, or a loved one or family member of someone with a gambling problem, or a provider, we have the support you need.
Viewing our resources is a great place to start.
Whether it’s called Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence, it can be a component of the multiple negative impacts on the Gambler, Spouse, Children and other Loved Ones.