What's the Scenario?
How would you advise anyone who may suspect they (or someone close to them) may have a gambling problem?
Sam Savings Samantha

Savings Sam
"From online resources to support groups, there is so much information out there. I once referred an old friend when she accumulated a mountain of debt from gambling of all kinds. She is so grateful for the support she received in beating her addiction."
Bonnie Balanced Bonnie

Balanced Bonnie
"Sometimes I wonder about my Grandmother. I don't want to offend her by overstepping my boundaries. I know there is a helpline and the ad says it is good for gamblers and their families."
Ian Impulsive Irene

Impulsive Ian
"I will admit some friends and family members have made comments about my financial management (or lack thereof) in the past. I've been going online to chat with gambling support specialists lately, because I've found myself in debt. I like the anonymity of it all. They have been very helpful."

Part I

CT Council on Problem Gambling Live Chat

CT Council on Problem GamblingFREE ONLINE CHAT:
Monday-Friday, 5 p.m. - 12 midnight
Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon - 12 midnight

Chat specialists have expertise in problem gambling

Emotional support & referrals for problem gamblers and others impacted by gambler's behavior

Chats are confidential and can be anonymous

When chat is not available, call the CT Problem Gambling Helpline at:
1-800-346-6238

Questions? Visit the CCPG chat FAQ Page

Bettor Choice Programs

Bettor Choice Programs are gambling-specific treatment programs funded by the State of Connecticut. Services are offered at more than 16 locations in Connecticut through community agencies. Most programs offer a variety of outpatient services including: individual, group, and budget counseling for both problem gamblers and family members, psychiatric evaluation for both gamblers and family members, and couples and family counseling.

You can speak with a gambling counselor or find the nearest Bettor Choice Program by dialing 860.344.2244 or toll-free at 866.440.4375. You can also call one of the programs listed here. When you call, make sure to specify that you are looking for help and information about problem gambling.

State of CT DMHAS PGS
CT Problem Gambling Services
At Problem Gambling Services, we seek to protect vulnerable groups from gambling-related harm and work to foster and promote personal and social responsibility in all populations. Learn More...

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