Very often, individuals suffering from the impacts of problem gambling will also require assistance beyond gambling supports from more than one entity due to a multitude of circumstances (e.g., domestic violence, rape, alcohol/substance abuse, etc.). Although the FCCG specializes in gambling-related matters, the organization does refer contacts to non-gambling services when appropriate. In the event individuals are in need of assistance for a non-gambling related or other traumatic issue, the FCCG refers people to National Hotlines and Crisis Lines. These resources offer Clinical Crisis Operators who can provide additional specialized supports and resources as a wrap-around service.
The FCCG also provides access to emergency supports through a wide range of vital social services referrals. These are places where individuals in need can find immediate supports for food, housing, clothing and possible financial assistance with rent and utility payments. Although social services are not a therapeutic resource, they are sometimes necessary to address immediate needs in critical areas of life that may have been damaged by the gambling addiction.
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.