Don’t Let Problem Gambling Block Your Shot


Rebound with Florida’s Problem Gambling HelpLine

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Given the rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the measures and precautions we are taking at this time, and to reassure you that we will continue to provide uninterrupted problem gambling specific help and resources.

If you or someone you know needs confidential, multilingual help for a gambling problem, call 888-ADMIT-IT, or visit us on our website at www.gamblinghelp.org. HelpLine Specialists are ready and willing to serve you any time of the day or night.

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.

We all play a part

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
2nd
most popular type of gambling among problem gamblers is sports betting

 

25%
is the amount in-person betting increase for this year's Super Bowl
6B
dollars where wagered on the Super Bowl
20%
of American adults will bet on the NCAA Tournament
8.5B
dollars is estimated to be wagered during this years March Madness

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.

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.

Organizations from all over Florida are joining us in support of PGAM.

Participate in PGAM

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the FCCG for Problem Gambling Awareness Month! We believe your organization can play an important role in increasing awareness of 2020 PGAM through additional outreach methods, including:

Distributing informational materials and Utilizing FREE PGAM specific collateral items


Posting a PGAM icon on your website with a link to FCCG’s website page, www.gamblinghelp.org


Posting PGAM information with FCCG link on your social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter


Referring affected individuals to the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine for problem gambling specific help

Complete this form to become an official partner and to request informational materials and collateral items:

 

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

Good Morning, Seminole!

Good Morning, Seminole!

“Awareness Now” Guest Lecture at the University of Florida

“Awareness Now” Guest Lecture at the University of Florida

Sanford Mayoral Proclamation

Sanford Mayoral Proclamation

“Alive After 5” in Downtown Sanford

“Alive After 5” in Downtown Sanford

Gambling addiction can be hard to spot

Learn the signs

Preoccupied with Gambling

Preoccupied with Gambling

Lying about gambling

Lying about gambling

Borrowing money

Borrowing money

Gambling to Escape Unpleasant Emotions

Gambling to Escape Unpleasant Emotions

Relationship stress

Relationship stress

Chasing your losses

Chasing your losses

UNABLE TO STOP GAMBLING

UNABLE TO STOP GAMBLING

GAMBLING WITH INCREASING AMOUNTS OF MONEY

GAMBLING WITH INCREASING AMOUNTS OF MONEY

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

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