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Region 5 Problem Gambling Awareness Team

The Region 5 Problem Gambling Awareness Team consists of community stakeholders working toward raising awareness around disordered gambling and helping connect those in need to treatment.  The team meets bi-monthly to review gambling trends and access to treatment.  

We host gambling awareness trainings and webinars.  Many of our team members have achieved the credentials for The Problem Gambling Certificate of Competency.  There is also a Youth Peer Leadership component with an opportunity for regional youth groups to attend trainings and create a public service announcement with a problem gambling focus.

Our partners include DMHAS Problem Gambling Services, The CT Council on Problem Gambling and treatment providers MCCA, Help, Inc., and Apex Community Care.  

 

To learn more about our PGAT, the youth project, or the Certificate of Competency, contact us.  We welcome additional members to our team!  Check out our quarterly newsletter here.

Problem Gambling Helpline

1-888-789-7777

Keeping Video Gaming Healthy and balanced

Visit our YouTube channel to view the recording of our Powered Up Webinar.

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Problem Gambling Awareness Month Initiatives 

 

View the recording of our PGAM event:

Not Just a Game:  Gambling Expansion in CT and the Potential Impacts for Youth

with guest speaker Alison Drain

Supplemental materials from speaker Alison Drain:  Environmental Scans Pitch and Environmental Scans One-Pager

View the recording of our 2021 PGAM featured event:
The Wild World of Sports Betting
with guest speaker Dan Trolaro

The Changing Landscape of Gambling in CT

What is Self-Exclusion?  
It is a harm-reduction tool which allows individuals the option to voluntarily exclude themselves from certain gambling activities.  To learn more, click here

State-wide Responsible Gambling Marketing Campaign
"Responsible Play- The CT Way!"

a unified effort of Connecticut’s key stakeholders in the gaming and problem gambling communities to increase awareness of responsible gaming initiatives
Click here for full press release.
https://responsibleplayct.org/

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Harm Reduction
 

Fact Sheets for Downloading and Sharing

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More on College Students:

College Gambling Fact Sheet from CCPG

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Fact Sheet:  Gambling and Women

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Take Action:

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Gaming, Gambling and Youth
 

Learn the facts about gaming, warning signs of problem gambling and gaming, and take a quiz if you are worried about your own risk or that of a friend or family member.  https://ctgamblingandgaming.org/

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Gamequitters is an educational resource.  Learn about Skins, ESports betting, and how to recognize the signs of problem gaming or gambling.

Problem Gambling Resources

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MCCA has dedicated resources to treat those suffering from problem gambling with the Bettor Choice Gambling Program.  This is an outpatient gambling specific treatment program funded by the State of Connecticut.

Outpatient Treatment for Problem Gambling Includes

  • individual, group, budget counseling for both gamblers and family members

  • psychiatric evaluation for both gamblers and family members

  • couples and family counseling

MCCA also provides short-term inpatient treatment for clients with a gambling problem at our McDonough House facility

For the complete listing of Bettor Choice Poviders statewide, click here

DMHAS Disordered Gambling Integration Initiative (DiGIn)

Our regional partners Apex Community Care and McCall Center for Behavioral Health are working toward increasing the capacity of substance use disorder and mental health treatment/recovery programs to address gambling and problem gambling through enhanced screening, assessment, awareness, intervention, recovery and health promotion strategies.

Gamblers Anonymous is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Visit www.gamblersanonymous.org to locate a meeting near you.

 

Gam-Anon (www.gam-anon.org) is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of those with a gambling disorder. 

Our Partners

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