The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit agency dedicated to reducing gambling related harm and helping those who may be negatively impacted by gambling. CCPG does not advocate for or against gambling but is committed to working with all stakeholders to help individuals and families who are experiencing issues. CCPG provides Connecticut’s only 24/7 helpline- offering support, resources and referrals through phone, chat and text.
CCPG actively collaborates with behavioral health experts, community stakeholders, the state gambling regulatory agency, the gambling industry and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services (DMHAS) Problem Gambling Services division to ensure the safety of our community.
CCPG also implements programs including:
Advocacy- serving as a voice for those impacted and ensuring that problem gambling is a factor in all debates around gambling Prevention- Engaging & educating at-risk populations including military/veterans, youth, people in recovery and incarcerated individuals
Education- hosting trainings to share information about emerging trends and best practices with behavioral health professionals, prevention coalitions and the community
Awareness- raising awareness of problem gambling as a societal issue and directing those affected to resources
Responsible gambling- collaborating with the industry to create guidelines to reduce risks of developing problems and promotion of resources for help
Helpline- connecting callers to free, immediate support & treatment options in CT.
Resources are available 24/7/365 1-888-789-7777.