Recent research has shown that professionals, such as lawyers, judges and doctors are among those most likely to be at-risk for developing a gambling problem. Other professionals, including but not limited to athletes, firefighters, engineers, accountants, counselors, police officers, stockbrokers, educators and persons practicing in hundreds of additional fields, also experience gambling problems.
Recent research has shown that professionals, such as lawyers, judges and doctors are among those most likely to be at-risk for developing a gambling problem.
Impaired Professional Programs are designed for a wide range of professionals who are among those most likely to be at risk for developing a gambling problem, including doctors, lawyers, judges, athletes, and others, and provide self-help/treatment options in non-public settings. Since many professionals find it extremely challenging and potentially detrimental to their careers to participate in traditional self-help (e.g., Gamblers Anonymous) and professional treatment programs, the FCCG provides confidential resources and referrals from a wide range of trained experts.
To further ensure such protections, the FCCG works closely with, and provides referrals for legal and health care service professionals in need of gambling-related supports, to organizations serving individuals working in sensitive positions or fields in the legal and medical arenas.
Are you a professional concerned about your gambling? To see if you would benefit from our resources, please take our Self Assessment Quiz below or contact the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine today.
Looking for something else? The FCCG has designed a series of comprehensive programs that provide help to those battling the addiction of problem gambling. Programs are available for elementary, middle, high school, and college students; student-athletes; parents and educators; addiction and mental health professionals; medical doctors; gaming operators; employers; older adults; the military; and professionals who serve these populations. We also have developed special self-help programs and materials for gamblers, loved ones, and older adult gamblers.