The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT
A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)
Problem Gambling & Gaming
Did You Know?
Although problem gambling is under-recognized and gaming addiction is a newly recognized disorder, about 2% of people will have a gambling disorder in their lifetimes.
Living within 40-50 miles of a casino increases your chance of developing a gambling problem.
Among different types of addiction, gambling is associated with the highest suicide rate.
Here is a look at problem gambling in our region.
Gambling Awareness Team
The Region 1 Gambling Awareness Team consists of community stakeholders working toward raising awareness and developing prevention and treatment capacity in the region. We host gambling awareness trainings and webinars. The team meets quarterly to review gambling trends, needs, gaps and access to treatment.
They meet the 2nd Tuesday starting in September from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting link
Having an event? You can request a free resource van. Fill out the request form at responsibleplayct.org.
Below are some fact sheets from Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG). You can find a wealth of additional information and resources for treatment and support on their website, www.ccpg.org.
Caribe Youth Leaders: Gambling Awareness
These PSAs were created by the Gambling Leadership Program through Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders. The program offers the opportunity for high school students to learn the impact gambling can have on an adolescent and his or her family.
FACTSHEETS & AWARENESS RESOURCES:
Get factsheets, videos, and trainings from DMHAS Problem Gambling
2019 regional profile on problem gambling in Southwest CT.
Summer 2019 report on US youth trends from youthgambling.com
Report on video game addiction: 2 min. video
"Game Over" video (30 min.) - Cam Adair shares his story, showing interaction between addiction and mental health
Scroll down Cameron Adair's website to find a number of useful videos
POLICY & ADVOCACY
Follow legislative proposals and find advocacy resources at the CT Council on Problem Gambling
You can also text "CTGAMB" to 53342
Treatment Providers in Our Region
Support & Quitting Resources