Problem gambling, often called the hidden addiction, is real - just ask those who are dealing with it. Ask their families and friends. Fifteen million (15,000,000) Americans show some form of problem gambling behavior. Gambling can be addictive as alcohol and other drugs. Problem gambling can cause personal, social, and financial problems. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, there is help. You are not alone.
For help on any day at any hour, you can call this free confidential hotline - 1-877-565-2112. To seek treatment with a certified gambling counselor in our two-county area, contact the local providers listed below. For additional options, download a listing of both gambling treatment providers and Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon meetings in the southcentral PA area. Support can also be found at Gamtalk, an online resource for problem gambling issues.
The Drug and Alcohol Commission hosts a problem gambling clearinghouse, providing a local source of information and educational materials for our two-county area. We're also available to speak to your agency, organization, or group. Call us at 240-6300 to schedule a presentation or training.