If you or someone you care about has a gambling problem and you are seeking resources to help the gambler or yourself, call our free, confidential helpline 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-789-7777
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Text “CTGAMB” to 53342. Masters level counselors respond directly to text messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays and weekends.
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Our Live Chat is an alternative to the Helpline for those gamblers or family members who may be more comfortable chatting online versus speaking by phone to a problem gambling specialist.
Live Chat is a site that provides emotional support and referrals for the problem gambler, and others impacted by the gambler’s behavior, i.e. family members, friends, co-workers, employers.
Treatment and support resources can help to stop problem gambling and, with abstinence from gambling, the financial stress can ultimately be relieved. With careful planning and debt repayment the finances of a problem gambler and their family can recover over time.
To learn more about dealing with the financial impacts of problem gambling, please see “Personal Financial Strategies for the Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers” from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).