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 Ingrid.Gillespie@liberationprograms.org
FACTSHEETS & AWARENESS RESOURCES:
Get factsheets, videos, and trainings from DMHAS Problem Gambling
Summer 2019 report on US youth trends from youthgambling.com
PSA about gambling created by Caribe Youth in Bridgeport: 1 min. video
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
Follow legislative proposals and other events at the CT Council on Problem Gambling
CT's Problem Gambling Hotline: 888-789-7777
Problem gambling treatment providers in the region:
Local support groups:
Mondays at 8pm, Union Memorial Church, 68 Church Street, Stamford
Wednesdays at 7:30-9:30pm, 1st Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Rd, Darien