Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month!
FREE ONLINE EVENT
March 30th, 2021 – 10:30am-12:00pm PST: Gambling In Sight: Seeing Problem Gambling in 2021. Join Marion County Problem Gambling Prevention & Bridgeway Recovery Services for a FREE Online Webinar Event. Middle School Artists will be recognized for problem gambling awareness artwork, and local experts will discuss how problem gambling works, local trends, and the latest research. First 50 people to sign up and attend will receive a Care Kit in the mail! Sign up at pgam2021.eventbrite.com.
Gambling is an activity that carries risk. For most adults, gambling is a form of recreation. 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 person with a gambling problem 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:
Looking for more problem gambling resources, or help for yourself or a loved one? Visit www.OPGR.org or 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 local information and resources are available here.
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.