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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling is known as the Hidden Addiction. Unlike other addictions, problem gamblers do not display physical signs. There are no “card marks” on their 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 addiction. Gambling addiction is a diagnosable and treatable mental health disorder. Help and hope are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Want to order free PGAM materials?
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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

HELP AND HOPE ARE AVAILABLE: CALL 888-ADMIT-IT.
THE FCCG IS DEDICATED TO RAISING AWARENESS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING THROUGHOUT FLORIDA AND PROVIDING RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO ANYONE SUFFERING FROM THIS HIDDEN ADDICTION.

Organizations from around Florida are joining in support of PGAM.

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 over 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.

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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