Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment
For most people, gambling is a form of recreation, pleasurable - though not often profitable. For some, however, the pleasure of gambling has spiraled out of control. It has become a serious problem that is similar to an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The problem or pathological gambler can't stop - even when gambling becomes destructive.
Marion County has additional information for parents, educators, counselors, employers, older adults, and those seeking help. See the breakdown below for more information:
If someone you know is playing out of control, call the FREE helpline at 1-877-My-LIMIT. Licensed treatment providers are there to listen, help, and make referrals to local treatment centers 24 hours a day.
More information and resources are available.
While recreational gambling is acceptable for adults, for teenagers, it can be an issue.
Learn more about youth gambling, and engaging resources available to educators, parents, and kids.
Most people gamble for fun or don't gamble at all, but a small percentage of adults (2.7%) cross the line and develop a problem.
Learn more about problem gambling and gain access to Marion County's FREE Workplace Problem Gambling Toolkit
Gambling among older adults is rising and has unique challenges.
Learn more about older adult problem gambling and the resources available to retirement communities and seniors.