Thursday, March 6, 2008

March 9th through 16th is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

Gambling is an addiction.

The goal of this campaign is to educate the general public and health care professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally.

The NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families.

Our research finds that 2%-3% of the US population will have a gambling problem in any given year. That’s 6 million to 9 million Americans yet only a small fraction seek out services, such as treatment and self-help recovery programs.

We hope that you will use these free materials to promote awareness of problem gambling, and more importantly, that there is hope and help for those who suffer from gambling problems.

For More Information:
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
National Council on Problem Gambling
216 G Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-9204
(202) 547-9206 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Keith Whyte


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