The National Council on Problem Gambling reported last year that more than 102,000 Colorado residents suffer from gambling issues. However, there are only seven certified gambling-addiction counselors in the state. Furthermore, less than 0.25% of gambling revenue in Colorado goes to gambling addiction education and treatment services.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Centennial State. It’s an issue nationwide. Nine out of ten Americans have gambled at least once, and 6 out of 10 Americans gamble at least once a year. Around 6% of us report having gambling issues, and around 1% of us report a severe gambling addiction. One percent of the American population is over 3.3 million people. Fortunately, there’s help available to you, at no cost. Let us help you stop problem gambling today.
Gambling Addiction Hotline
This free and anonymous helpline is available 24/7 for anyone in the US to call and receive guidance and resources on problem gambling. Call 844-779-2637 to be connected with a specialist, or click here to visit the hotline’s website which offers more information and multiple external links. The hotline provides support for all forms of addiction and/or crisis. Call today.
The Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado (PGCC) exists to help residents with their gambling issues. Click here to visit the website for a multitude of resources and external links. The PGCC defers its hotline to the National Council on Problem Gambling (see below).
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has existed to help problem gamblers for fifty years now. It offers a 24/7 helpline for anyone suffering from gambling addiction. Call or text 1-800-522-4700 to reach a specialist, or click here to visit the website which offers a chat feature.