March is Problem gambling Awareness Month.
Gambling Addiction or Problem Gambling is known as the “hidden addiction” because there are no visible signs but the effects of problem gambling are apparent. Gambling addiction can tear apart families, deteriorate relationships, and end careers.
Anyone who gambles has the potential to develop an addiction. For some individuals and groups, that potential (or risk) is greater. If you or someone you love are concerned about a gambling addiction, you are not alone. Know your options. Call the HOPEline to talk to someone today, or visit Western Problem Gambling Resource Center for a complete list of treatment options and availability near you.