Problem Gambling & Gaming

DID YOU KNOW? 

(1) Although problem gambling is underrecognized and gaming addiction is a newly recognized disorder, about 2% of people will have a gambling disorder in their lifetimes.

(2) Living within 40-50 miles of a casino increases your chance of developing a gambling problem. 

(3) Among different types of addiction, gambling is associated with the highest suicide rate.

(4) Connecticut is considering new casinos, online sports betting, and more ways to increase access to betting, which makes awareness and prevention critical. 

Check out our 2019 regional profile on problem gambling in Southwest CT.

To join the Southwest Regional Gambling Awareness Team, which meets quarterly, contain Ingrid at igillespie@communities4action.org 

 

RESOURCES

FACTSHEETS & AWARENESS RESOURCES:

INTERNET ADDICTION:

  • Report on videogame 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 PROPOSALS:

GET HELP:

 

The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT

A program of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)

1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851

203-840-1187

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