The FCCG maintains a vast database of resources specifically developed and chosen to assist those in need of help with a gambling problem (both for gamblers and their loved ones), along with addressing the collateral impacts of this addiction. From 33 years of experience providing help and hope to individuals suffering from a gambling addiction, and in listening to the pleas of its HelpLine callers, the FCCG has grown its resource database to serve nearly every circumstance or situation brought about by problem gambling.
Programs, Services, and Local Referral Resources
The FCCG HelpLine utilizes a very strict referral system, offering a variety of problem gambling specific programs, services, and local referral resources, to assist individuals with their specific needs, based upon individual circumstances. These services and supports include, without limitation:
❖ Referrals for Professional Treatment/Counseling Services Offered Through the FCCG’s Network of Licensed Gambling Addiction Certified Mental Health Treatment Providers
❖ Self-Exclusion Forms and Policy Information for Florida’s Land Based Gambling Operators
❖ Web Blockers, Ad Blockers, and Other Online Self-Exclusion Programs and Tools for Online Gamblers
❖ Legal Supports, such as Community-Based Legal Assistance Referrals and Advocacy for Treatment as an Alternative to, or in Conjunction with Incarceration
❖ Hotlines and Crisis Lines (Non-Gambling Specific Social Services and Emergency Assistance)
❖ Impaired Professional Services
❖ Mental Health and Addiction Supports
❖ Population Specific Needs (Older Adults, Women, Youth, College Students, Military Members/Veterans/Families)
❖ Online/Mobile Gambling/Video Game/Social Casino Gaming Addiction Resources
❖ Employee Assistance Programs
❖ Online Supports and Mobile Apps
❖ FCCG Website/Mobile App/Social Media Sites
❖ Consumer Protection Referrals
❖ Financial Programs and Supports which Address Both Immediate and Emergency Financial Needs, such as Homelessness, Utility Bill Assistance, Asset Seizure, Foreclosure, or Bankruptcy Issues
❖ Non-Emergency Financial Needs, such as Debt Management Programs, Debt Consolidation, and Credit Counseling Options that can assist families in getting their finances in order, while repaying debts, making restitution, and working a recovery program
❖ Plus an array of other services, pending an individual’s circumstances
Professional, Personalized Service
FCCG HelpLine Specialists are trained to provide resources catered to the contact’s unique situation, including immediate access to FCCG HelpLine programs that have been developed specifically for Florida help seekers, such as the FCCG’s Online Program for Problem Gamblers (OPPG), the FCCG’s Peer Connect Program, the FCCG’s Financial Debt and Budgeting Toolkit (Budget Tool), the FCCG’s “A Chance for Change” Recovery Workbooks, and the FCCG’s Population-Specific HelpLine Literature Packets, all of which are available only to Florida help seekers.
The 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine is an ever-evolving resource for Floridians. The FCCG takes information from data collected and supplied by contacts to assist in the development of programs and additional services in future years. Best of all, resources are FREE to Florida citizens!
It can be overwhelming to know where to start with problem gambling resources. Contact the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine today, and speak to a Specialist who will listen to your situation and connect you with the best resources for gambling addiction, whether you are worried about your own gambling or that of a loved one. Best of all, your contact to the HelpLine is completely free and confidential.