Get Gambling Addiction Help
Once you recognize that gambling has become a problem for you, you may decide to enroll in a self-exclusion program right away. You may want to learn more about gambling addiction treatment. Or you may want more information to better understand how gambling works—and why some people develop addictive or compulsive gambling behaviors, while others do not. We’re here to help.
Resources for Those Who Gamble
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board provides educational materials and a comprehensive list of resources for individuals seeking help, for themselves or a loved one.
Your First Step to Change
If you’re at all concerned about gambling, we encourage you to download “Your First Step to Change.” It offers facts about gambling and will help you to understand your own behaviors and guide you through the process of change.
10 Rules of Responsible Gambling
Many people enjoy gaming and other types of gambling as a safe form of entertainment. If you follow these 10 rules, you can too.
Share your experiences and hope with others. The only requirement for joining is a desire to stop gambling.
If you are concerned that you or loved one has a gambling problem, we are here to answer your questions and guide you to help.
Resources for Friends and Family
If you suspect someone you know has a gambling problem, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Call the Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA’s confidential helpline at 1-800-GAMBLER for treatment options, or check out the following resources.
Helping the Gambler
It’s important that you open up the conversation in a direct, compassionate and honest way—and be prepared for a challenge. See how.
How to Protect Yourself
If a loved one’s gambling is affecting your life, creating stress, anxiety, and financial problems, it may be time to get help.
Gam-Anon is a 12-step support program for individuals whose lives have been devastated by the compulsive gambling of a loved one.
Gambling Addiction Treatment
Low-cost or no-cost problem gambling treatment is available through the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs for individuals with a gambling addiction and their family members. For more information and for a list of participating treatment provider, visit DDAP’s website or call 1-800-GAMBLER for the contact information of a treatment professional near you.
The PA Department of Drug and Alcohol’s Gambling Addiction Participating Providers List
The PA Department of Drug and Alcohol’s Gambling Addiction Participating Providers List or call 1-800-GAMBLER for the contact information of a treatment professional near you.
Gambler’s Anonymous of PA
Gambler’s Anonymous of PA or call 1-800-GAMBLER for a meeting near you.