A gambling addiction extends beyond the gambler. Family members and friends are often severely impacted by the gambler's behaviors and activities.
In addition, a wide range of professionals, including doctors, lawyers and judges, athletes and others, are among those most likely to be at risk for developing a gambling problem. In Florida, gambling problems are on the rise given the expansion of gambling opportunities, coupled with the promotion of venues by the gaming industry, government, the media, and others.
" lawyers and judges, athletes and others, are among those most likely to be at risk for developing a gambling problem."
The FCCG has designed a series of comprehensive programs that provide help to those battling the addiction of problem gambling. The organization has programs 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; and the military. We also have developed special self-help programs and materials for gamblers, loved ones, and older adult gamblers.
For more information on these materials please visit our Resources Page
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.