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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March 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.

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