For those seeking on-demand options, or who lack insurance, or the ability to pay for in-person counseling services, the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine provides problem gamblers with immediate access to interactive problem gambling supports, through the FCCG’s Online Program for Problem Gamblers (OPPG). The core content for this program has been derived from experts in the field of problem gambling and is based on scientific literature of the issues most relevant for problem gamblers.
Immediate Access to Interactive Problem Gambling Supports
The FCCG’s OPPG includes elements of both traditional telehealth treatment supports as well as self-guided change lessons and activities. The FCCG’s OPPG offers many advantages as a resource for Floridians suffering from gambling-related problems. This program can reach problem gamblers in under-served areas, address scheduling challenges that can occur with traditional face-to-face services and reduce stigmatization common among problem gamblers seeking help.
Another advantage of the FCCG’s OPPG, is that problem gamblers can repeat content as needed, have opportunities for visual learning, and have access to necessary information (e.g., coping with triggers or urges to gamble) at times when other supports may not be available. The OPPG is an 8-week self-help program that covers many important issues that are relevant for problem gamblers. It includes videos, readings, and exercises that cover topics such as understanding perspectives on problem gambling including the neurosciences, strategies to address shame, boredom, and stress, as well as other helpful approaches for reducing problem gambling behavior. The FCCG’s OPPG also includes assessments and feedback on results provided by a licensed mental health professional.
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, help you learn more about the FCCG’s OPPG, 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.