Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling FCCG

At the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, health and safety is our highest priority. Due to the growing concern surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the safety of the FCCG team, our offices will be temporarily closed until further notice, beginning March 17th, 2020.
Our Confidential and Multilingual Problem Gambling HelpLine will remain available 24/7. If you or a loved one need help for a gambling problem, contact us at 1-888-ADMIT-IT (236-4848) , text us at 321-978-0555, or chat with us online at gamblinghelp.org.


Who's Affected?


The impacts of a gambling problem affect individuals, families and communities, with costs extending from creditors to the criminal justice system.

Who's Affected?

Most people who gamble can do so safely, and without difficulty. However, gambling is not a risk-free activity. When gambling in excess, the onset of an addiction can result in serious to severe short and long-term difficulties. In addition to affecting an individual's home life, financial status, career, education, social relationships, and physical or emotional health, gambling problems also impact those closest to the gambler. Moreover, businesses, local communities, the criminal justice system, social service organizations, and society as a whole are also significantly affected by problem and compulsive gambling.


" Divorce, loss of productivity, bankruptcy, and crime are only a few of the many consequences that can occur."

While gambling may begin as a social activity, for many, it is a mental health issue that progresses from at-risk, all the way to pathological addiction, putting gamblers through endless consequences based on the extent of the problem. However, the good news is that compulsive gambling is treatable for those who seek help.

 



Thankfully, help is available and gambling addiction can be treated if recognized. If you need assistance, contact our 24 hour, confidential Helpline 888-ADMIT-IT (888-236-4848) for resources and support.