Together, we can work toward a future without problem gambling.
If you're suffering from it, you are not alone.
Gambling disorder affects men and women, young and old, of all backgrounds, ethnicities and lifestyles. People gamble for various reasons, and they do so in many different ways. Some gamble for thrill, and others seek an escape. Many gamble socially, while others gamble in isolation.
Too often, gambling is the “hidden addiction” that goes unnoticed by family members and friends until physical, financial and emotional consequences have stacked up.
But there’s good news: help for problem gambling is available, and recovery is possible.
The NYS HOPEline is a telephone support and referral line that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained masters level clinicians are available to answer your questions and help find you problem gambling treatment and/ or self-help in your area. Whether you are struggling with gambling, alcohol, drugs or suicide, anonymous and confidential support is available.
Call the toll-free OASAS HOPEline at 1-877-846-7369.
All calls are confidential.
A Gambling Disorder leads to financial, emotional, social, occupational and physical harm. Problem gambling can affect anyone, however some groups may be disproportionally impacted. Know the populations that are at higher risk for problem gambling.
Individuals with gambling problems have high rates of suicidal ideation. Healthcare providers should always assess for suicide among those who screen positive for problem gambling. Problem gambling requires specialized education to treat effectively. Know how/where to refer patients to specialized problem gambling service providers.