Recent developments in technology have changed the way people gamble, increasing the risk of the user developing a problem.
In past years, organizations around the country have focused on all aspects of gambling addiction. This March, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling will take a greater look into how technology affects problem gambling.
With gambling becoming readily accessible to massive amounts of people, we need to do more as a society to ensure our most vulnerable citizens are protected. Those negatively impacted by gambling need to be able to access the appropriate care and support.
What can we do?
We are truly humbled by how many businesses, organizations, and groups decided to support our effort to raise awareness concerning problem gambling. Here at the FCCG, we know that problem gambling is a public health concern. Spreading awareness can’t be a one man show, that’s why we are honored to list all of our partners. To view the entire list, visit our Partner’s Corner.
Who are we?
Last year, our helpline rang over 8 thousand times, millions more have seen FCCG related content. Gamblers and their loved ones call often, desperately looking for help. While everyone’s story is unique, there is a common thread that links most callers. They are looking to reclaim their lives. They are looking to rebuild and desperately need to restore hope. A gambling addiction can be crushing- affecting interpersonal relationships, finances, & employment. Problem gambling has the power to wreck a home and drain a bank account. Our team works tirelessly to make sure that the millions of people who live in Florida have access to the help and resources they need. Serving a state of 19 million people isn’t easy but the FCCG staff does it with care, grace, and dignity. Meet our wonderful team!
We would like to take a moment and thank the city of Sanford for their support in recognizing Problem Gambling Awareness Month!…
Please register for Quitting the Slots but Hitting the Bottle: Addiction Substitution and its Implications for the Treatment of Disordered Gambling on Apr 28,…
We are here to help!