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The effects of problem gambling can be extensive and devastating. Fortunately, help is out there. The following resources can help those and their loved ones afflicted with problem gambling.

Gamblers Anonymous

(626) 960-3500

Problem Gambling Brochure

To download a printable brochure please click here.


Samaritans Statewide Hotline: 1-877-870-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Helpline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)

Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Drug Hotline: 1-800-327-5050

Smokers Quit Line: 1-800-TRY TO STOP

Domestic Violence

SafeLink: 1-877-785-2020

Families and Children

Parental Stress Hotline: 1-800-632-8188

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (DSS): 1-800-792-5200

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000

e-Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (available in 22 languages)

What is it? The Division on Addiction’s brief (3-item) gambling disorder screener and intervention system derived from analyses of the National Epidemiology Survey on Alcohol & Related Conditions (Gebauer, LaBrie, & Shaffer, 2010).

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Your First Step to Change: Gambling (available in 22 languages)

What is it? The Division’s gambling self-help toolkit, developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, with support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

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The Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report (WAGER)

What is it? The Division’s free monthly online research review of the latest gambling science.

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Expressions of Addiction

What is it? Dr. Howard Shaffer’s photographic essay of case studies of gambling and other expressions of addiction.

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Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life

What is it? Dr. Howard Shaffer’s book about self-guided recovery from gambling and related disorders.

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