NPGAM

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Publication Date: Mar 13, 2019

Did you know March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month?

The National Council on Problem Gambling dedicates March to helping people have the conversation about problem gambling. Approximately 2 million (1%) of U.S. adults are estimated to meet criteria for pathological gambling, and another 4-6 million (2-3%) would be considered problem gamblers; yet for many, gambling remains a hidden addiction.

The goals of Problem Gambling Awareness Month are to 1) increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment & recovery services; and 2) encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling.

Click here to learn more about problem gambling and how you can help address it in your clients.