Shine the Light on Problem Gambling
The Hidden Addiction

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Lights on Problem Gambling: The Hidden Addiction.

Unlike other addictions, problem gamblers do not display physical signs. There are no “card marks” on the arms, no “roulette breath,” no “dice eyes,” and no saturation point. While visible symptoms are minimal, problem gamblers are often depressed, anxious, and may have suicidal thoughts. They often neglect family and friends,

run up large amounts of debt, and may be involved in illegal activity in order to fund their gambling addiction. Gambling addiction is a diagnosable and treatable mental health disorder. Help and hope are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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We all play a part

Here are some facts about problem gambling

7B
the social costs per year alone represent billions of dollars
6M
millions of Americans suffer from problem gambling
45k
average debt of a problem gambler
80%
of the population has gambled in their lifetime

Problem gamblers don’t have to suffer in the shadows.
THE FCCG IS DEDICATED TO SHINING THE LIGHT ON PROBLEM GAMBLING BY RAISING AWARENESS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA AND BY PROVIDING RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO ANYONE THAT IS NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY GAMBLING.

Organizations from around Florida are joining in support of PGAM.

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Who are we?

We are the FCCG

Thousands of people contact the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) each year for help and information, and millions more have been exposed to the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine number and the services and resources the FCCG is able to provide to all Floridians.  A gambling addiction can be devastating.  This disease affects a person’s self-worth, their relationships with others, their financial livelihood – and while everyone’s story is unique, there is a common thread that links most callers.  They are looking for a way to get their lives back on track.  For 30 years, the FCCG has been instilling hope and furnishing help to those affected by problem gambling. Serving a state of 21 million people isn’t easy, but the FCCG staff does it with care, grace, and dignity.  Meet our wonderful team!

Jennifer Kruse

Jennifer Kruse

Executive Director
Matt Laughrey

Matt Laughrey

Deputy Director
Alan Abrams

Alan Abrams

Helpline Specialist/Peer Connect
Maggie Koziol

Maggie Koziol

Director of Training
Marissa Pilolli

Marissa Pilolli

Director of Creative Marketing & Communications
Eric Randazzo

Eric Randazzo

Director of Digital Marketing & Communications

We’re spreading the word about Problem Gambling Awareness Month!

“Awareness Now” Guest Lecture at the University of Florida

“Awareness Now” Guest Lecture at the University of Florida

Festival de la Salsa

Festival de la Salsa

Good Morning, Seminole!

Good Morning, Seminole!

“Alive After 5” in Downtown Sanford

“Alive After 5” in Downtown Sanford

A gambling addiction can be hard to spot.
We are here to help.

Lying about gambling

Lying about gambling

Chasing your losses

Chasing your losses

Gambling to Escape Unpleasant Emotions

Gambling to Escape Unpleasant Emotions

Relational stress

Relational stress

Borrowing money

Borrowing money

Knowing what to look for isn’t enough. People need help.

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Resources

The Betty White Story

The Betty White Story

Jan 24 2018
March is PGAM. Join the Conversation!

March is PGAM. Join the Conversation!

Jan 17 2018

Here is a quick message from the FCCG Deput Director, Brian Kongsvik. Phone: 888-ADMIT-IT Web: www.gamblinghelp.org  

Get the Facts! PGAM 2018

Get the Facts! PGAM 2018

Jan 15 2018

There is so much more to understand about problem gambling and how it affects individuals, families, and communities. In honor of PGAM,…

PGAM Pictures

PGAM Pictures

Mar 30 2017

 

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