Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2017- Stats and Facts

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Gambling addiction is a serious condition with roots in the brain. Biologically, it has much in common with addictions to alcohol and other drugs. Anyone can struggle with it, no matter their gender, age, financial status, or ethnic background. As many as 6 million Americans live with the symptoms–and millions more are left to cope as they watch the condition destroy someone they love.

To learn how gambling addiction has an impact on so many lives, check out Real Stories of Recovery and Awareness from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

The NCPG also shared this gambling infographic with statistics and other information about gambling in America.

Compass Mark helps individuals, families, educators, therapists, and other concerned professionals find the resources to deal with compulsive gambling. For prevention and education resources, treatment referrals, and intervention information in Lancaster County or Lebanon County, contact our team at 717-299-2831 or use our online Gambling Help form. Our guidance is confidential and judgment free.


Problem Gambling in America- Statistics [Infographic]

Did you know that 20% of problem gamblers attempt or commit suicide?

Or that 75% of compulsive gamblers have abused alcohol?


As part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the National Council on Problem Gambling shared an infographic with statistics about problem gambling and its impact:

Problem Gambling in America- Statistics [Infographic]

PA Problem Gambling Help Resources

Compass Mark guides Lancaster- and Lebanon-area individuals, families, businesses, and health care professionals to Pennsylvania resources for addiction prevention, education, and treatment. Call 717-299-2831 or fill out the easy online help form.

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